COMMUNICATING IN HEALTH SCIENCES

HLT1CHS

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will extend students' knowledge of the interpersonal and communication concepts and skills required in academic and health science contexts. Students will develop their speaking and listening skills in a range of situations and with a range of audiences. Oral presentation and academic writing skills will be further developed in workshops around awareness of self and others, conflict, social and cultural differences. Students will explore professional communication skills required in interactions with clients in a range of health services settings, and further develop their skills in online environments and use of e-learning tools.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKirk Peterson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in Diploma of Health Sciences (HDHSB) and must have passed HLT1LHS. All others must seek subject coordinator approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsHealth, Illness and Well-being: Perspectives and Social Determinants.PrescribedLiamputtong, P., Fanany, R., Verrinder, G.2ND EDN, SOUTH MELBOURNE VIC: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe and apply communication skills in a range of health settings.

Activities:
Individual Online Oral Presentation Individual Oral (face-to-face) & Written (online)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

02. Demonstrate oral presentation skills using appropriate technologies and visual tools.

Activities:
Individual Online Oral Presentation Individual Oral (face-to-face) & Written (online)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

03. Demonstrate awareness of self and others in interpersonal communication.

Activities:
Individual Oral (face-to-face) & Written (online)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

04. Discuss and apply communication skills in conflict situations.

Activities:
Individual Oral (face-to-face) & Written (online) Individual Written Assessment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

05. Apply e-learning and online skills applicable in health sciences studies.

Activities:
Individual Online Oral Presentation Individual Oral (face-to-face) & Written (online)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKirk Peterson

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"Workshop will be a combination of face-to-face and online activities"

Problem Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours problem based learning per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"10 one hour sessions of On-line activities undertaken over a 10 week period."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 x Individual Online Oral Presentation (750 words)20 01, 03, 04
1 x Individual Oral & Written (online and equivalent to 1500 words)40 02, 03, 05
1 x Individual Written Essay (2000 words)40 03, 04, 05