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Communication Issues in Health Care Settings Academic Credits

Communication Issues in Health Care Settings Academic Credits

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Credits

Subject areas

Communication Studies Health Studies

Course type


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


3 months

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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 has decades of experience providing first-rate postgraduate education across a broad range of disciplines. The award-winning institution offers courses designed in collaboration with learning industry experts in a bid to provide solutions to the challenges of tomorrow. The main city campus is based in Stoke-on-Trent with the University’s dedicated Centres of Excellence in Healthcare...more

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