1 x 1-hour lecture weekly
1 x 1.5-hour workshop weekly
1 Admission into BHS-Bachelor of Health Sciences
1a Admission into BBSC-Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology)
1b Admission into BPSY-Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
1c Admission into BND-Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics
1d Admission into BHSMOT-Bachelor of Health Sciences, Master of Occupational Therapy
1e Admission into BMS-Bachelor of Medical Science
1f Admission into BHSMPT-Bachelor of Health Sciences, Master of Physiotherapy
1g Admission into BMSVMOPT-Bachelor of Medical Science (Vision Science), Master of Optometry
1h Admission into BCLSMD-Bachelor of Clinical Sciences/Doctor of Medicine
1i Admission into BEXS-Bachelor of Exercise Science
1j Admission into BEXSMCEXP-Bachelor of Exercise Science, Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
1k Admission into BHN-Bachelor of Human Nutrition
1l Admission into BLITTHL-Bachelor of Letters (Health)
1m Admission into BLITTHLG-Bachelor of Letters (Health) (Graduate Entry)
1n Admission into BHSAG-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Ageing)
1o Admission into BHSDH-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Digital Health)
1p Admission into BHSHM-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Health Management)
1q Admission into BHSHP-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Health Promotion)
1r Admission into BHSIN-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Innovation)
1s Admission into BHSPN-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Physiology and Neuroscience)
1t Admission into BHSPS-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Psychology)
1u Admission into BHSTS-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Therapy Studies)
1v Admission into BPH-Bachelor of Public Health
1w Admission into BHSVSMO-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Vision Science), Master of Optometry
1x Admission into BNE-Bachelor of Nutrition and Exercise
1y Admission into BCLSBMBS-Bachelor of Clinical Sciences/Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
2 Admission into DIPHS-Diploma in Health Sciences
2a Admission into DIPHSFP-Diploma in Health Sciences - City Campus
2b Admission into BHSFP-Bachelor of Health Sciences - City Campus
2c Admission into BHSDHFP-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Digital Health) - City Campus
2d Admission into BHSHMFP-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Health Management) - City Campus
2e Admission into BHSPSFP-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Psychology) - City Campus
2f Admission into BHSTSFP-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Therapy Studies) - City Campus
2g Admission into ADHSFP-Associate Degree in Health Sciences - City Campus
Must Satisfy: (((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g or 1h or 1i or 1j or 1k or 1l or 1m or 1n or 1o or 1p or 1q or 1r or 1s or 1t or 1u or 1v or 1w or 1x or 1y)) or ((2 or 2a or 2b or 2c or 2d or 2e or 2f or 2g)))
Enrolment not permitted
1 of DSRS1210, HLTH1207, NURS1021 has been successfully completed
Assignment(s), Test(s), Tutorial participation, Tutorial presentation
Topic description
This topic introduces students to communication skills in the context of health, disability and human services. Students will learn and apply principles of effective interpersonal and interprofessional communication. They will develop skills for person centred communication and advocacy across the lifespan and for a range of diverse groups. The focus will be placed on group work, reflection, ethical communication and cultural safety.
Educational aims
This topic will:

  1. Introduce students to the principles of communication in health, disability and human services

  2. Develop foundation skills in interpersonal and interprofessional communication

  3. Highlight the importance of empathy, respect, cultural safety and ethical considerations in interpersonal and interprofessional communication

  4. Provide opportunities for students to learn and develop reflective practice.
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic, students will be expected to be able to:

  1. Apply interpersonal and interprofessional communication skills for health, disability and human services using different communication techniques
  2. Practice evaluation of their own learning and performance using reflective process
  3. Display a person-centred approach and empathy
  4. Demonstrate oral presentation skills
  5. Demonstrate working collaboratively
  6. Demonstrate appropriate communication strategies for team problem solving and conflict management
  7. Describe cultural safety and ethical communication principles.