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Communication Issues in Health Care Settings Academic Credits

Communication Issues in Health Care Settings Academic Credits

Key information
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Qualification type

Postgraduate Credits

Subject areas

Communication Studies Health Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This module will explore issues surrounding communication as it impacts upon a variety of health care settings. The consequences of perceived deficits in this area will be examined for their influence on treatment compliance, regimen adherence, general recovery and adaptation to altered health states. In addition to communication's role in the fields of prevention, preparation and support, the module will examine how communication can act as a vehicle for assessment and devaluation of patients. Students will gain knowledge and skills to enable them to progress to working with a range of client groups across the lifespan including: death, dying and bereavement; children’s health and the role of the family in health and illness, the impact of hospitalisation on adults and children; decision making by patients; the ways that factors such as personality, health literacy and emotional intelligence may impact on communication; preparation for stressful medical procedures; and issues related to patient satisfaction.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time

Duration

3 months

Start date

SEP-20

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You will usually need to have a good undergraduate degree in Psychology (Upper Second Class or above). If you have a 2:2 degree in psychology and/or relevant work experience in a health care setting you may be accepted onto the module following interview.

University information

Based in the West Midlands, Staffordshire University offers many different postgraduate courses across a wide range of different subject areas and study options. The main city campus is based in Stoke-on-Trent with the University’s dedicated Centres of Excellence in Healthcare Education located in Stafford and Shrewsbury. Students can study Postgraduate Certificates, Postgraduate Diplomas, Masters, PGCE or PhDs at the University, and these...more

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