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Department for Health, Unit Catalogue 2011/12

HL50004: Effective communication

Click here for further information Credits: 6
Click here for further information Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Click here for further information Period: Modular (no specific semester)
Click here for further information Assessment: CW 100%
Click here for further information Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Click here for further information Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take HL50001 and take HL50002
Click here for further information Description: Aims & Learning Objectives:

* Provide an overview of the theoretical aspects of communication and the process of communication with patients and in healthcare organisations
* Outline the effective use of technology in healthcare communication
* Introduce the concept of data exchange and the importance of standards to facilitate data transfer.
On completion of this unit students will be able to:
* Distinguish between the main theories of communication and their relevance to communication with patients and colleagues in the healthcare environment
* Analyse the uses of technology for communication in a healthcare environment
* Explain the significance of, and main standards pertaining to, data exchange in healthcare informatics.

Communication in healthcare ranges from the professional - patient interaction to the silent exchange of data between two computers. This unit explores the full range and the role of communication within a modern healthcare system. This will include the following topics:
* Communication theories and their application in healthcare communication
* Effective use of technology and communication of information through different media
* Data exchange and standards.
Click here for further informationProgramme availability:

HL50004 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • THHL-ADM13 : MSc Healthcare Informatics (Distance Learning)
  • THHL-ADL11 : PG Dip Healthcare Informatics (Distance Learning)

NB. Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.