Business Communication Skills For Health Care Professionals –
This course offers the student the foundational knowledge and skills to communicate effectively in a variety of health care workplace settings. The student will discuss social and cultural influences on communication efforts, examine channels of communication including internal, external, and technology-related communication, and the impact of consumer and interdisciplinary communication.
This undergraduate-level course is 9 weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor.
Introduction to Communication
- Describe the major components of workplace communication.
- Explain the role perception plays in communication.
- Describe the importance of cross-cultural communication principles.
- Explain cross-cultural communication differences and barriers.
Modes of Communication
- Describe verbal and nonverbal communication skills.
- Explain how technology influences communication.
- Explain the importance and application of active listening.
- Describe elements of supportive and defensive communication climates.
- Describe the importance of interpersonal relationships.
- Identify characteristics of interpersonal communication.
- Describe different types of conflict.
- Explain the five styles of conflict management.
- Explain methods of encouraging collaboration.
- Identify the benefits and characteristics of effective teams.
- Describe problem-solving steps used by teams.
- Describe the importance of consumer relations.
- Determine techniques to foster consumer relations.
- Explain the importance of positive employee relations.
- Identify professional etiquette best practices.
- The University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses.
- While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Advisor.
- Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.