Fall 2016 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Lambert, Carie
Discipline and Number
COMM 4375 Section PAC
MW Time 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Course Title
Professional Communication in Medicine

Description of Course:

Professional Communication for Medicine (3 semester hours). Students in this class will begin to build strong collaboration, writing, speaking, and communication skills, preparing for communication skills required in the medical field. Students will discuss the importance of communication skills for interdisciplinary work and patient care, emphasizing the role of the physician and provider–patient communication. Topics will include current issues to include the “practice” of medicine, the role of persuasion in medical practice, patient–physician interaction, practitioner–practitioner discourse, health communication, and health literacy.

Required Texts:

Health Care Communication Group. 2001. Writing, Speaking, & Communication Skills for Health Professionals. New York: R. R. Donnelley & Sons.

Jensen, R. 2014. Communicating Science: An Introductory Guide for Conveying Scientific Information to Academic and Public Audiences. Toronto: Rogue Publishing.

We will also be reading current journal articles and using AMA and Turabian styles for citation.

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

RHET 1302 and junior standing in the UT-PACT program or approval of UT-PACT administration

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