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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 Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $586.69
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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RADT 114
Limited to
Teaching staff

Hazel Neser


Norman, E. (Ed.) (2019). Communication skills: For nursing and healthcare students. Lantern Publishing Ltd.

Opai, K. (2021). Tikanga: An introduction to te ao Māori. Aotearoa Books.

Wepa, D. (2015). Cultural Safety in Aotearoa New Zealand. (2nd Ed.).

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.
  • Describe how unconscious bias and racism in cancer care contribute towards poorer cancer outcomes for Māori and other ethnic minority groups.
  • Identify the principles of culturally safe communication in the radiation therapy setting that could improve cancer outcomes.

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Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system