School Of Health Sciences

Communication in Health (UG Cert)Western Sydney University Unit Code: 500055.1


Student Contribution Band: 4

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Maria Dent

Equivalent Units
400131 Communication for the Helping Professions, 700062 Communication in Health, 400732 Communication in Health

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students need to be enrolled in one of the following Courses: 7171 Undergraduate Certificate in Public Health Support, 7172 Undergraduate Certificate in Health Services Management, 7173 Undergraduate Certificate in Aged Care Support, 7176 Undergraduate Certificate in Disability Care Support

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2021 Block E  Yes  Online - ONLINE  Maria Dent  Timetable not available   Print Unit Outline*
2022 Block C  Yes  Online - ONLINE  Maria Dent  Timetable not available  
2022 Block E  Yes  Online - ONLINE  Maria Dent  Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
Communication is integral to professional relationships, whether working individually with a client, educating community members on health matters, or working with other professionals as part of a multidisciplinary team. This unit aims to develop written and verbal communication skills in preparation for work within the health professions across these areas. Communication skills will include those needed to form therapeutic relationships with individual clients and groups, as well as those required to communicate health information to clients, groups and the wider community. Students will develop skills to establish appropriate working relationships with professional colleagues.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Students will require a computer with a reliable internet connection, webcam, and microphone in order to access learning activities and resources in the unit vUWS site.

7171.2Undergraduate Certificate in Public Health SupportCURRENT
7172.2Undergraduate Certificate in Health Services ManagementCURRENT
7173.2Undergraduate Certificate in Aged Care SupportCURRENT
7176.2Undergraduate Certificate in Disability Care SupportCURRENT

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