HDS101 - Communication and Diversity
|Year||2016 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)|
Campus: Average of 2 hours on campus each week plus online learning experiences.
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: Information sheet/brochure (800 words) 20%
Assessment task 3: Reflective essay (1200 words) 30%
Assessment task 4: Information sheet/brochure with justification (1200 words) 30%