This course offers students the foundational knowledge and skills to communicate effectively in a variety of health care workplace settings. Students will review basic medical terminology; discuss the influences of gender and culture; examine channels of communication, including the development of interpersonal and technology-related communication; and the impact of consumer and interdisciplinary communication.
Describe the changing role of social media in health care.
Recognize why communication campaigns adapt over time.
Communications in Emergencies
Analyze the media opportunities during both a management crisis and a management success.
Explain the differences in communication processes in crisis situations.
Communication and Information Technology
Describe effective uses of technology for enhancing communications.
Compare various technologies affecting communication.
Explain common obstacles to successful group communication.
Identify examples of external communication challenges with private and public sectors.
Determine the internal communication challenges in a health care organization.
Communication Channels in a Variety of Organizations
Identify how regulatory issues influence communication in health care organizations.
Explain the advantages and disadvantages of using different types of communication in health care organizations.
Introduction to Health Care Communication
Describe the changing roles and applications of health care communication
Identify basic rules for successful health care communication.
Identify basic elements in the communication process.
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