HLTH300 Professional Communication Practice

Updated: 05 October 2017
Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 3 Off Campus
Tamworth Location Trimester 2 Off Campus
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for off campus students only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
06 April 2017 07 April 2017 Mandatory Mandatory intensive school for all Bachelor of Nursing, Master of Nursing Practice and Bachelor of Psychology with Honours students only. Students enrolled at the Tamworth location are not required to attend.
27 July 2017 28 July 2017 Mandatory Mandatory Intensive school for off-campus Bachelor of Nursing and Master of Nursing Practice students only. Students enrolled at the Tamworth location are not required to attend.
28 July 2017 29 July 2017 Mandatory Mandatory intensive school for off-campus Bachelor of Psychology with Honours students only.
30 November 2017 01 December 2017 Mandatory Mandatory intensive school for all Bachelor of Nursing, Master of Nursing Practice and Bachelor of Psychology with Honours students only, except for Tamworth Location students.
Mandatory Start: June 2017 Finish: September 2017 Mandatory for all Off Campus Tamworth Location students to attend one morning per week of the Trimester.
Supervised Exam There is no UNE Supervised Examination.
Pre-requisites candidature in an undergraduate or postgraduate award and for candidature in MNP (HSNS206 and HHSC157)
Co-requisites None
Restrictions HLTH100 or HSHM219
Notes

Access to video camera able to capture up to 10 minutes of communication interview and ability to upload video file to Moodle.

The Tamworth location has a quota of 30.

Combined Units HLTH100 - Professional Communication Practice
Coordinator(s)
Unit Description

This unit provides an exploration of theory and practice skills necessary for practitioners to communicate effectively and professionally with their clients and one another. All human service practitioners, whether they work with individuals, groups, and/or organisations require high level skills for interacting with others in a responsible and accountable manner. This unit focuses on interprofessional and interpersonal communication. Emphasis is on understanding and applying core concepts in communication processes (verbal, non-verbal and written) involved with active listening, assertion, empathy, ethics, engagement, intercultural communication interviewing and facilitative dialogue.

Prescribed Material
Mandatory

Text(s):

Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Professional and Therapeutic Communication

ISBN: 9780195591064
Birks, M., David, J. and Chapman, Y.B., Oxford University Press 2015

Note: Also available as an e-book (ISBN: 9780195596144).

Text refers to: Trimesters 1, 2 and 3, On and Off Campus

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assessment 1 10% Trimester 1 only 1000 equivalent
Assessment Notes

Online activities. May include online group work, online quizzes, online forum participation.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5

Compulsory Assessment 1 50% Trimester 2 and 3 only 2000
Assessment Notes

Written assignment. Report

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5

Compulsory Assessment 2 50% Trimester 1 only 2000
Assessment Notes

Written assignment. May include essay, report, or PowerPoint presentation.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5

Compulsory Assessment 2 20% Trimester 2 and 3 only 1000
Assessment Notes

Online activities. May include online group work, online quizzes, online forum participation.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5

Compulsory Assessment 3 30% Trimester 1 only
Assessment Notes

Video Assessment. Access to video recording equipment will be required for this assessment.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1

Compulsory Assessment 3 30% Trimester 2 and 3 only 1500
Assessment Notes

Reflection

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5

Compulsory Assessment 4 10% Trimester 1 only 1000 equivalent
Assessment Notes

Online activities. May include online group work, online quizzes, online forum participation.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. review critically and demonstrate effective interpersonal and communication skills with clients, families and significant others;
  2. review critically and demonstrate effective interpersonal communication skills with other professionals and professional organisations;
  3. review critically and demonstrate effective inter-professional teamwork and collaboration skills;
  4. exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying their own communication style and understand how it affects professional communication; and
  5. analyse and apply professional responsibility and accountability for effective communication in healthcare contexts.