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RADT125 Healthcare Communication

Principles of effective healthcare. Professional and patient communication in healthcare settings, including communication within healthcare teams. Special emphasis is given to oncology healthcare context.

Paper title Healthcare Communication
Paper code RADT125
Subject Radiation Therapy
EFTS 0.0667
Points 8 points
Teaching period Second Semester (2 July 2018 - 2 November 2018)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $533.80
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,531.93

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RADT 114
Limited to
Teaching staff
Hazel Neser
O'Toole, G. (2016). Communication: Core interpersonal skills for health professionals. (3rd Ed.). Marrickville: Elsevier. (ebook available)
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of core verbal and non-verbal communication skills in a range of contexts
  • Analyse different social, professional and personal value bases in the provision of healthcare
  • Identify the principles of culturally safe healthcare practice in the radiation therapy setting

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Second Semester (2 July 2018 - 2 November 2018)

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system