NUTR28002 - Communication in Distance Health Care and Practice

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, you will develop skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively in health care settings in the culturally and geographically diverse Australian context. You will gain knowledge of the contemporary issues in health communication including the advantages and challenges of technology (for example online, social media and digital health). You will practice communication skills and apply your understanding of effective communication to demonstrate competency in distance health care communication relevant to people from different cultural and geographical backgrounds.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 8
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite:

Enrolment into CL88 Master of Nutrition and Dietetics

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2021

Term 2 - 2022 Profile
Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 25%
2. Group Work 25%
3. Practical Assessment 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Communicate effectively with people from geographically and ethnically diverse backgrounds, including Indigenous Australians
  2. Critique different technologies in distance health care communication and their application
  3. Critically discuss the challenges and barriers associated with technology in distance health care and communication
  4. Demonstrate practical skills in using technology effectively in distance health care communication relevant to people from a multicultural background.

Learning outcomes of this unit are linked to the following domains of the 2015 Dietitian Association of Australia’s (DAA) National Competency Standards for Dietitians in Australia:

  • Domain 1: Practises professionally
  • Domain 4: Collaborates with clients and stakeholders

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Group Work
3 - Practical Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Group Work
3 - Practical Assessment