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RH1002 - Communication Skills for Health Professionals

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

Available to level 1 Occupational Therapy, Dental Surgery, Physiotherapy, Speech Pathology and Diploma of Health Science students. Students not enrolled in any of these courses should contact the subject coordinator for the tutorial availability details.

Communication skills for health professionals will explore health profesional/client communication, professional communication with other health professionals and the public. Written and interpersonal skills will be developed. Practical verbal and nonverbal skills in effective listening, interviewing and assertive communication will be acquired through a variety of class exercises and workbook activities. Students will develop information technology skills as well as appropriate styles of writing for different purposes. Completion of a literature review will enable students to develop skills in searching for, reviewing and integrating current literature. Students will be required to reflect on their values, feelings, activities and performance throughout the course.

Learning Outcomes

  • critically review your personal communication skills and develop self-reflective practice to ensure your continual improvement as a student and a health professional;
  • analyse the cultural influences that will have an impact on you in your future role as a health professional;
  • develop effective verbal and non verbal communication skills that ensure your interactions with clients, carers and colleagues are professional and ethical;
  • demonstrate your ability to find, comprehend, analyse and cite scholarly sources of information;
  • develop the ability to write assignments and reports that conform to the norms of academic writing and referencing.
Prerequisites: 70510E is an allowed parent study package on any EXT Availabilities of this subject

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: <Person not found>, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars - 2 hour/week
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); quizzes or tests (%); assignments (30%); reflection (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: In order to pass this subject, you must achieve 50% or greater for the written assignment AND for the interview assessment; achieve 50% or greater for the subject assessment overall; attend and participate in 80% of workshops; complete all assessment pieces. Online quiz is a hurdle assessment and is pass/fail only.

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Face to face teaching (Face to face dates exist for this subject)
Coordinator: <Person not found>, <Person not found>
Lecturers: <Person not found>, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures - electronically available via LearnJCU
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars - residential block
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); quizzes or tests (%); assignments (30%); reflection (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: In order to pass this subject, you must achieve 50% or greater for the written assignment AND for the interview assessment; achieve 50% or greater for the subject assessment overall; attend and participate in 80% of workshops; complete all assessment pieces. Online quiz is a hurdle assessment and is pass/fail only.
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.
Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coordinator: <Person not found>, Ms Rose Spencer, <Person not found>
Lecturers: Dr Felicity Croker, <Person not found>, Ms Rose Spencer, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars - 2 hour/week
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); quizzes or tests (%); assignments (30%); reflection (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: In order to pass this subject, you must achieve 50% or greater for the written assignment AND for the interview assessment; achieve 50% or greater for the subject assessment overall; attend and participate in 80% of workshops; complete all assessment pieces. Online quiz is a hurdle assessment and is pass/fail only.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.