ADVANCED COMMUNICATION SKILLS - 2017/8

Module code: NURM105

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

ARBER AM Dr (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

7.5

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

JACs code

B700

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

9

Module Availability

Semester 2

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 130

Lecture Hours: 16

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework CRITICAL APPRAISAL 100%

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Evaluate the evidence base of effective communication as well as barriers to communication in different health care contexts.
Demonstrate skill in facilitating and assessing patients' expression of their physical problems, psychosocial concerns and worries.
Reflect upon and critically appraise one's own and others’ communication skills.
Appreciate the need for professional support and clinical supervision.
Critically evaluate the ability to work with issues of equality and diversity in communication.

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

What are Advanced Communication Skills?

Breaking bad news

Handling difficult questions

Interviewing skills

Facilitating skills

Distancing strategies

Handling difficult emotions e.g. denial, anger, anxiety

Assessing and tailoring information to individual needs

Communication within the multidisciplinary team

Support and clinical supervision

Culture and communication

Barriers to communication

Equality and diversity

 

Delivery of the module:

Teaching and learning will be achieved through experiential teaching and learning methods, and small group discussion.

 

Useful journals

British Medical Journal

International Journal of Nursing Studies

International Journal of Palliative Nursing

Journal of Advanced Nursing

Palliative Medicine

Patient Education and Counselling

Psycho Oncology

Social Science and Medicine

Methods of Teaching / Learning

Assessment Strategy

Reading list

Reading list for ADVANCED COMMUNICATION SKILLS : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/nurm105

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.