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HPER12-103: Health Communication

Description

This subject provides students with the essential communication skills needed for the health professions. Students learn to gather and provide information in a sensitive and professional manner. They will gain insight into the professionalism required for entry into any of the health professions as they are introduced to communication in challenging situations such as breaking bad news, dealing with suffering, maintaining confidentiality or managing angry patients.  Learning activities are focused on simulated situations including a problem-based learning (PBL) case where students develop an understanding of vital signs and emergency communication between health professionals. Skills are developed and practised in small tutorial groups with an experienced facilitator and with standardised patients. Small group learning provides students with an opportunity to become skilled at providing and reflecting on feedback from peers.

Subject details

Type: Undergraduate Subject
Code: HPER12-103
EFTSL: 0.125
Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Semesters offered:
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • Health, Biomedical, and Sport Sciences
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2021: $3,890.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,050.00
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,260.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,260.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,400.00

Learning objectives

1. Demonstrate communication skills for health-related assessment and guidance incorporating the principles of patient-centred care and the bio-psycho-social approach. 2. Demonstrate professionalism in health-related communication in challenging situations. 3. Describe how health providers communicate with patients from different ages, cultures, languages and disabilities. 4. Critically evaluate health-related claims in the media and medical literature.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites:

Nil

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Restrictions:

Subject dates

  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 17/07/2022
    Semester start: 12/09/2022
    Subject start: 12/09/2022
    Cancellation 1: 26/09/2022
    Cancellation 2: 03/10/2022
    Last enrolment: 25/09/2022
    Withdraw - Financial: 08/10/2022
    Withdraw - Academic: 29/10/2022
    Teaching census: 07/10/2022
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens: 17/07/2022
Semester start: 12/09/2022
Subject start: 12/09/2022
Cancellation 1: 26/09/2022
Cancellation 2: 03/10/2022
Last enrolment: 25/09/2022
Withdraw - Financial: 08/10/2022
Withdraw - Academic: 29/10/2022
Teaching census: 07/10/2022