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This course offers students the foundational knowledge and skills to communicate effectively in a variety of health care workplace settings. Students will review basic medical terminology; discuss the influences of gender and culture; examine channels of communication, including the development of interpersonal and technology-related communication; and the impact of consumer and interdisciplinary communication.
Faculty and students will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the following two documents:
University policies: You must be logged into the student website to view this document. Instructor policies: This document is posted in the Course Materials forum.
University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality.
Du Pré, A. (2005). Communicating about health: Current issues and perspectives (2nd ed.). Boston, MA: McGraw Hill.
Hicks, N. J. & Nicols, C. M. (2012). Health industry communication: New media, new methods, new message. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Cheesebro, T., O’Connor, L., & Rios, F. (2010). Communicating in the workplace. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
All electronic materials are available on the student website.
|Assignment Breakdown | |Week One | | |Individual Assignment: Communication Opinion Paper |10 | |Week Two | | |Individual Assignment: HIPAA Tutorial and Summary |5 | |Week Three | | |Learning Team Assignment: Health Care Process |5 | |Individual Assignment: Health Care Communication Methods |20 | |Week Four | | |Learning Team Assignment: Communication Channels Presentation |10 | |Week Five | | |Individual Assignment: Communication and Crisis Paper...