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LN5525: HEALTHCARE COMMUNICATION (2016-2017)

Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27


Course Overview

​Healthcare Communication is growing area of research and patient care and satisfaction are more important than ever. This course aims to address barriers to effective communication across a range of healthcare contexts by examining authentic data and current research in the area. Topics such as Risk Communication, Patient Centred Communication, Professional Identity Development and Multidisciplinary Team working will be covered on the course.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Tania Fahey Palma

Qualification Prerequisites

None.

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied) or Master of Science Professional Communication (Passed)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course will be introduced as an optional course as part of the MSc Professional Communication. Healthcare Communication is a growing area of research and patient care and satisfaction are more important than ever. This course aims to address barriers to effective communication across a range of healthcare contexts by examining authentic data and current research in the area.

The course will provide students with insights into current interdisciplinary research being carried at the University while equipping them with the necessary tools and theory to conduct a thorough analysis of healthcare discourse. Topics such as Risk Communication, Patient Centred Communication, Professional Identity Development and Multidisciplinary Team working will be covered on the course. It is hoped that this course will also appeal to medical students with an interest in effective communication in healthcare contexts.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

None.

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Essay 2000-2500 words (80%); Project and presentation (20%).

Resit: One 2,500 word essay.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

​Feedback for the essay will be delivered within 2 weeks of submission and will provide clear validation of the mark received. Students will also be welcome to discuss the outcome of their essay with the course convenor.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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