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HDS101 - Communication and Diversity

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Kate Anderson





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Contact hours:

Online independent and collaborative learning activities, including a 2 hour online seminar each week


This unit examines the principles of effective communication and how these can be applied in a range of clinical and professional situations. The unit has a focus on communication with people with a disability, and those from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Students will learn about the process involved in spoken, written, and non-verbal communication, and the impact of communication partners and environments. They will examine communication issues specific to physical disability, autism spectrum disorder, brain injury, and vision/hearing impairment. Students will also practice applied communication skills including sign language, assertive listening, professional writing and communication resource development.


Assessment task 1: Online multiple choice quiz 20%

Assessment task 2: Reflective essay (1600 words) 40%

Assessment task 3: Communication profile (1600 words equivalent) 40%

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