HDS101 - Communication and Diversity
2023 unit information
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Online|
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
|Scheduled learning activities - campus||
Online independent and collaborative learning activities, and a 2 hour face-to-face seminar each week.
|Scheduled learning activities - online||
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.
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