hcs320 | undergraduate

Health Care Communication Strategies

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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.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Introduction to Health Care Communication

    • Identify basic rules for successful health care communication.
    • Describe the changing roles and applications of health care communication
    • Identify basic elements in the communication process.

    Communication Channels in a Variety of Organizations

    • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of using different types of communication in health care organizations.
    • Identify how regulatory issues influence communication in health care organizations.

    Communication Challenges

    • Determine the internal communication challenges in a health care organization.
    • Identify examples of external communication challenges with private and public sectors.
    • Explain common obstacles to successful group communication.

    Communication and Information Technology

    • Compare various technologies affecting communication.
    • Describe effective uses of technology for enhancing communications.

    Communications in Emergencies

    • Explain the differences in communication processes in crisis situations.
    • Analyze the media opportunities during both a management crisis and a management success.

    Current and Future Change in Communication

    • Recognize why communication campaigns adapt over time. 
    • Describe the changing role of social media in health care.
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