Communication for Health Professionals

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Communication for Health Professionals

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Communication, Psychology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This introductory unit gives you the opportunity to build your knowledge of the factors that contribute towards effective communication and will help you develop core communication skills. While focussing on the allied health disciplines, the generic interpersonal processes and skills addressed in this unit are important building blocks for developing and maintaining successful professional and personal relationships. These foundation skills will aid with client communication, multidisciplinary team communication, clinical interviews, conceptualisation and assessment, mediation, and leadership, many of which you will be required to demonstrate later in your course.

    Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this unit, you should be able to:
    1. Demonstrate your understanding of relevant communication theories and concepts and apply these to real world situations.
    2. Demonstrate the appropriate use of basic communication and assertiveness skills to attend to others, and send and receive information.
    3. Identify your interpersonal style and critically reflect on how this might impact on interactions you have with others.
    4. Participate effectively in small group interactions, and to undertake problem-solving and conflict management where necessary.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.