University of Technology Sydney

93203 Healthcare Communication

6cp; 1hpw x 5 wks (lecture, online), 4hpw x 5 wks (tutorials, on campus)
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.



This subject is delivered within the context of recognising the centrality of interpersonal processes to the practice of nursing. Students are facilitated to broaden their understanding of nursing as a relationship – based profession, providing patient-centred care to a culturally diverse Australian population and enhanced by the thoughtful and therapeutic application of ‘self’.

Good communication is increasingly recognised as fundamental to quality and safe health care and is a core competency for nursing practice. To become a skilled and safe communicator requires active engagement with the theories and processes of intrapersonal knowledge and interpersonal communication. This subject introduces students to evidence-based processes to develop effective relationship skills and therapeutic agency, by active engagement in collaborative learning spaces with practise and critical reflection.

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