FOUNDATIONS OF PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION

HLT1FPC

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will explore the importance of communication as a foundation to their practice as a health professional. You will examine how personal and cultural factors, values and life experiences may influence professional communication. You will develop a suite of communication skills as a foundation for culturally safe and reflective practice as a health professional. You will study concepts of professionalism, interprofessional collaborative practice and emotional intelligence as it relates to ethical health care practice. You will work in teams to develop an understanding of teamwork that involves individuals cooperating and collaborating towards a shared goal. This subject supports the development of foundation academic skills and information literacy required for university study.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRenee Mackenzie

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesStudents will undertake a range of activities including workshops, seminars, quizzes, and group presentations which are collectively designed to achieve and assess students’ performance in alignment with the subject’s intended learning outcomes. Students will receive timely feedback (formal and informal) about their performance on these activities.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in HHPOD or HHPRO or HHOR or HHP or HHPB or HHOCT or HHOCTB or HHSPP or HHSPPB or HBESB

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsHLT1IPP

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Communication. Core Interpersonal skills for health professionals

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorGjyn O'Toole

YearN/A

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherElsevier

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

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

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Reflect on and appraise personal communication practices as a health professional
02. Demonstrate and use a range of communication skills that include verbal, interpersonal and written skills relevant for culturally safe health practice.
03. Analyse health-related questions concerning professional communication in contemporary health care practice, using search strategies and academic resources.
04. Identify concepts of professionalism, cultural safety, interprofessional collaborative practice, emotional intelligence and digital health as they relate to ethical health care practice.
05. Collaborate and cooperate as a member of a team to achieve shared goals

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRenee Mackenzie

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
Three 2.00 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Twelve 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Students will access a range of online and multimedia resources, to support their learning, including podcasts, vodcasts and other online resources. This will be equivalent to twelve hours of face-to-face activity per semester.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.50 hour workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Two 45 minute tests (equivalent to 1500 words)
Test No. 1 will occur at the end of module 1 and serve as an Early Assessment Task to identify at risk students.
Test No. 1 will account for 10% (out of 30%) Test No. 2 will occur at the end of module 3 and will account for 20% (out of 30%).

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo30 SILO2, SILO4

One 2,000-word equivalent individual critically reflective portfolio.
Completion of weekly reflective activities will build reflective portfolio throughout the semester and account for 11% of this assessment task (equivalent to 11 weeks of reflections).
The weekly reflections will be incorporated into the final written submission which will account for the remaining 39% of this assessment.

N/APortfolioGroupNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 20-minute group oral presentation (300 words equivalent per student, group of 6 students)

N/AOral presentationGroupNo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRenee Mackenzie

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
Three 2.00 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Twelve 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Students will access a range of online and multimedia resources, to support their learning, including podcasts, vodcasts and other online resources. This will be equivalent to twelve hours of face-to-face activity per semester.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.50 hour workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Two 45 minute tests (equivalent to 1500 words)
Test No. 1 will occur at the end of module 1 and serve as an Early Assessment Task to identify at risk students.
Test No. 1 will account for 10% (out of 30%) Test No. 2 will occur at the end of module 3 and will account for 20% (out of 30%).

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo30 SILO2, SILO4

One 2,000-word equivalent individual critically reflective portfolio.
Completion of weekly reflective activities will build reflective portfolio throughout the semester and account for 11% of this assessment task (equivalent to 11 weeks of reflections).
The weekly reflections will be incorporated into the final written submission which will account for the remaining 39% of this assessment.

N/APortfolioGroupNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 20-minute group oral presentation (300 words equivalent per student, group of 6 students)

N/AOral presentationGroupNo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5