Course Description

410.705 - Communication for Health Care Professionals

In this course, students will practice both oral and written communication techniques and learn how to effectively communicate in formal and informal arenas. Students will work together to improve daily communications with peers, colleagues and potential patients. Coursework will focus on specific oral competencies including interviewing and cross-culture communications as well as specific written competencies including essays writing, email communications and interview summaries. In all communications, an emphasis will be given to getting a clear and concise message across through logical and comprehensive writing techniques. Additionally, students will discuss how communication strategies can be used to encourage or hinder changes in patient behavior and incite changes in public health.