University of Technology Sydney

92567 Interpersonal Communication

6cp; Forms of attendance in this subject have changed to enable social distancing and reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19 in our community. Consequently, the Subject Outline information for this subject has changed. Details of the changes are published in an addendum to the Subject Outline which is available on UTSOnline.
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This subject is delivered within the context of effective interpersonal, intrapersonal, intraprofessional and therapeutic communication being increasingly recognised as core competencies for anyone practising in the healthcare arena. Good communication is increasingly recognised as fundamental to quality and safe health care and to become a skilled and safe communicator requires active engagement with the theories and processes of interpersonal communication. This subject introduces students to those theories and processes while integrating effective skills which are fostered by active engagement in collaborative learning spaces with practise and critical reflection.

Students gain an appreciation of the centrality of interpersonal communication in developing professional relationships including professionalism, self-presentation, teamwork and building supportive workplaces and conflict management.

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