COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN HEALTHCARE
Credit points: 15
In this subject students will be provided with a strong foundation in the principles, methods and application of communication skills required in a variety of healthcare settings. Students will be able to identify and differentiate between a range of counselling and communication skills, and will be able to successfully apply the appropriate skills to a number of simulated cases. The subject will provide an introduction to communication requirements specific to healthcare, and it is expected that students will integrate these skills in the classroom and during concurrent and future industry placements.
SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School
Subject Co-ordinatorSusan Furness
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Prerequisites Must be admitted in HBHSB and must have passed PHE1SDH and PHE1IDH OR must be admitted in one of the following course codes: HZPPNB, HZPPHB, HZHSOB, HZHPDB, HZHSSB, HBPHPB, RBAOE, RBANT, EBOEE, EBNRE, EVEDB and no other prerequisites apply. All other students require Subject Coordinator's approval
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||The critically reflective practitioner||Recommended||Thompson S and thompson,N (2008)||PALGRAVE MACMILLAN: BASINGSTOKE, HANTS.|
|Readings||Theory and practice of counselling and psychotherapy||Recommended||Corey, G 2009||8TH EDN, THOMSON BROOKS/COLE, BELMONT, CA.|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Identify a number of communication and counselling techniques and apply these to both simulated and actual scenarios relating to your discipline
- Lectures, tutorials, role- plays, critical self reflection, group discussions
02. Assimilate information and communicate it clearly as appropriate for distinct population groups
- Role-plays, case scenarios, video assessment, group discussions
03. Successfully negotiate crisis interventions using advanced verbal and non-verbal communication strategies
- Role-plays, skills assessment, case scenarios, group discussions, video assessment
04. Competently employ an empathetic approach while conveying information of a life altering nature to both individuals and groups
- Role-plays, skills assessment, video assessment, group work, critical self-reflection
05. Identify and discuss a range of barriers to successful communication, and formulate plans to overcome them in a variety of healthcare settings
- Role-plays, video assessments, group work and discussions, critical self-reflection
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Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Furness
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"One 1-hour lecture per week. Students should view the Lecture prior to attending the scheduled topic Tutorial."
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"One 2-hour tutorial per week. (Total of 4 tutorial groups for subject: 2 for paramedicine students and 2 for public health/other)."
|Recording of challenging communications scenario (1500 words equivalent)||40||01, 02, 03, 04, 05|
|Individual critical appraisal (750 words)||30||05|
|Progressive journaling activity (1500 words)||30||02, 04, 05|