Fall 2016 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
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 providerâ€“patient communication. Topics will include current issues to include the â€œpracticeâ€ of medicine, the role of persuasion in medical practice, patientâ€“physician interaction, practitionerâ€“practitioner discourse, health communication, and health literacy.
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