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-ordinatorEmma Patten

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Students must be admitted in the following course: HDHSB


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Health, Illness and Well-being: Perspectives and Social Determinants.

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorLiamputtong, P., Fanany, R., Verrinder, G.


Edition/Volume2ND EDN



Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Describe and apply communication skills in a range of health settings.
02. Demonstrate oral presentation skills using appropriate technologies and visual tools.
03. Demonstrate awareness of self and others in interpersonal communication.
04. Discuss and apply communication skills in conflict situations.
05. Apply e-learning and online skills applicable in health sciences studies.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmma Patten

Class requirements

Problem Based LearningWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 hour problem based learning per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.
10 one hour sessions of On-line activities undertaken over a 10 week period.

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 3.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
Workshop will be a combination of face-to-face and online activities


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

1 x Individual Online Oral Presentation (750 words)

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

1 x Individual Oral & Written (online and equivalent to 1500 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

1 x Individual Written Essay (2000 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5