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PHA322 Professional Communication

[1–0, 1 cr.]

This course prepares students to interview, counsel and respond to patients in an empathetic and understanding manner within the framework of shared decision-making. The course allows students to establish a therapeutic relationship with patients by understanding the emotional and psychological aspects of illness that patients often experience and to review one’s own communication with patients, caregivers or other healthcare professionals, and provide constructive and objective feedback to other classmates regarding their own interview.

Prerequisites: ENG202 Advanced Academic English and COM203 Art of Public Communication

Co-requisite: Professional Year 1 status