This course introduces the student to the preclinical and clinical nomenclature used to efficiently communicate in health professions and science. It will also introduce the student to strategies for reporting observations and findings accurately and concisely, both in a clinical and a scientific context.
Availability2020 Course Timetables
- Semester 2 - 2020
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Understand the importance of accurate communication.
2. Understand the derivation of medical and scientific nomenclature.
3. Recognise the common nomenclature used in Medicine and the major allied healthcare professions.
4. Recognise the meaning of common clinical and preclinical abbreviations and signage.
5. Take accurate and efficient preclinical and clinical notes.
6. Prepare a report about a preclinical or clinical scenario suitable for a multidiscipline healthcare readership and for a lay readership.
7. Recognise the content and components of a medicolegal report and other such privileged reports.
8. Recognise levels of evidence supporting a report and when and how to cite such evidence.
9. Recognise the ethical and legal boundaries and the appropriateness of communicating science and medical information in different forums.
10. Identify the opportunities and challenges in medical and science communication in the media.
1. The components of effective communication in a health professional setting.
2. The derivation of medical and scientific nomenclature.
3. Terms and abbreviations in common use in the health professions.
4. Communicating effectively with health professionals and lay people.
5. Discriminating levels of evidence.
6. Ethics and law of communications in the health professions.
Quiz: Online Tests
In Term Test: In Term Test *
Formal Examination: Formal Written Examination *
* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.
In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:
Course Assessment Requirements:
- Formal Examination: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course. - Students must achieve a combined passing grade in the mid-semester and formal written examination and an overall passing grade for the course.
- In Term Test: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course. - Students must achieve a combined passing grade in the mid-semester and formal written examination and an overall passing grade for the course.
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks
Online 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks