Patient/Practitioner Communication (MRTY5056)


This unit extends the patient communication skills of the health science practitioner. It aims to make the practitioner more effective at giving and receiving information when interacting with the patient. The enhancement of listening skills will be encouraged, with an emphasis on patient empowerment, support, advice and counselling. Students will be encouraged to become reflective practitioners in the area of communication, and to become active consumers and evaluators of communication in its broadest context.

Further unit of study information


Distance education, on line independent activities, independent research activities


2x2500 written assignments (2x50%)


No specific text recommended. Primary and secondary library sources to be accessed by student

Faculty/department permission required?


Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.