Communicating as a Health Professional 1
10 cp Prerequisites: Nil Teaching Organisation
To be successful in your studies in the health disciplines, you will need to develop effective health-specific English language communication skills which are founded on a basic knowledge of medical terminology and an understanding of selected body systems and their associated disease processes. In this unit, you will explore the language of medicine, appropriate communication with clients and their relatives in verbal and written form, and issues in the health professions. You will be introduced to problem solving, and emphasis will be placed on working independently and on building confidence. The aim of this unit is to help you develop the communication skills you will need as a health practitioner in a variety of settings by introducing you to health related language and information.