Unit

School Of Health Sciences

Communication in HealthWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 400732.3

Discipline: VERBAL COMMUNICATION

Student Contribution Band: 4

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Elizabeth Atteya


Equivalent Units
400131 - Communication for the Helping Professions, 700062 - Communication in Health (WSTC)

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2021 Spring  Yes  Campbelltown Campus - DAY  Elizabeth Atteya  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2021 Spring  Yes  Online - ONLINE  Elizabeth Atteya  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2021 Spring  Yes  Penrith Campus - DAY  Elizabeth Atteya  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2021 Sydney City Session 2  Yes  Sydney City Campus - DAY  Andrey Zheluk  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*

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About this Unit
Good communication within the health care setting is associated with improved health outcomes. This unit introduces students to foundation knowledge and skills required for effective communication with various stakeholders in varied and complex health situations. The unit is skills-based and uses case studies to create scenarios to which students learn to respond. There is a focus on the client interview and various questioning techniques designed to facilitate a therapeutic relationship as a means of developing rapport and trust. Strategies to promote communication within, between and across health professional disciplines, teams and government agencies is also explored. Written forms of documentation as well as communication skills required to communicate health information to clients, groups and the wider community are also presented. The unit uses a ‘student capital’ framework to facilitate reflection on current communication skills and those required for success at university and in future practice.


Courses
3769.2Bachelor of Data ScienceCURRENT
4656.1Bachelor of Health ScienceCONTINUING
4656.2Bachelor of Health ScienceCONTINUING
4656.3Bachelor of Health ScienceCURRENT
4660.2Bachelor of Health Science/Master of Traditional Chinese MedicineCONTINUING
4669.1Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedicine)CONTINUING
4669.2Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedicine)CURRENT
4706.2Bachelor of PhysiotherapyCONTINUING
4706.3Bachelor of PhysiotherapyCURRENT
4708.1Bachelor of Podiatric MedicineCONTINUING
4708.2Bachelor of Podiatric MedicineCURRENT
4709.1Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Honours)CONTINUING
4709.2Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Honours)CURRENT
4710.1Bachelor of Traditional Chinese MedicineCONTINUING
4710.2Bachelor of Traditional Chinese MedicineCURRENT
4711.1Bachelor of Occupational TherapyCONTINUING
4711.2Bachelor of Occupational TherapyCONTINUING
4711.3Bachelor of Occupational TherapyCURRENT
4712.1Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)CONTINUING
4712.2Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)CONTINUING
4712.3Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)CURRENT
4733.1Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)CONTINUING
4733.2Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)CURRENT
4741.2Bachelor of Sport DevelopmentCURRENT
4742.1Bachelor of Health Science (Health and Physical Education)-Pathway to Teaching (Secondary)CURRENT
4747.2Bachelor of Health Science (Health and Physical Education)CURRENT
4763.1Bachelor of Speech PathologyCONTINUING
4763.2Bachelor of Speech PathologyCONTINUING
4763.3Bachelor of Speech PathologyCURRENT
4764.1Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)CONTINUING
4788.1Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)CURRENT
4789.1Bachelor of Health Science (Clinical Science)CURRENT
6000.2Diploma in Health Science/Bachelor of Health ScienceCURRENT
7171.1Undergraduate Certificate in Public Health SupportCONTINUING
7172.1Undergraduate Certificate in Health Services ManagementCONTINUING
7173.1Undergraduate Certificate in Aged Care SupportCONTINUING
7176.1Undergraduate Certificate in Disability Care SupportCONTINUING


Specialisations

KT4000.1Health PromotionCONTINUING
KT4001.1Health Services ManagementCONTINUING
KT4002.1Therapeutic RecreationCONTINUING
KT4004.1Public HealthCONTINUING
MT4000.1Clinical SciencesCURRENT
MT4001.1Health PromotionCURRENT
MT4002.1Health Services ManagementCURRENT
MT4003.1Public HealthCURRENT
MT4004.1Recreational TherapyCURRENT
SM4008.1Exercise ScienceCURRENT




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