Medical Communication

Susan M. Wieczorek, Medical Communication, Fall 2015

Course Description:

This experiential learning course is designed to increase student knowledge and awareness of how communication skills directly affect medical outcomes, satisfaction, and overall health. It seeks to teach communication theory and methodology as it relates to the unique context of the medical relationship. It then attempts to apply this knowledge to situations and relationships specific to each student’s past experiences and future professional goals. In short, this course seeks to help students apply knowledge discovered through research, discussion, observation, and analysis to this ever changing and expanding, interdisciplinary field in an effort to improve patient care and overall health outcomes.

Required Texts:

Polack, E. Phillips and Theodore A. Avtgis. Medical Communication: Defining the Discipline. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt, 2011.

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Susan M. Wieczorek, Medical Communication, Fall 2014

Course Description:

This experiential learning course is designed to increase student knowledge and awareness of how communication skills directly affect medical outcomes, satisfaction, and overall health. It seeks to teach communication theory and methodology as it relates to the unique context of the medical relationship. It then attempts to apply this knowledge to situations and relationships specific to each student’s past experiences and future professional goals. In short, this course seeks to help students apply knowledge discovered through research, discussion, observation, and analysis to this ever changing and expanding, interdisciplinary field in an effort to improve patient care and overall health outcomes.

Required Texts:

Susan M. Wieczorek, Medical Communication, Fall 2013

Course Description:

This experiential learning course is designed to increase student knowledge and awareness of how communication skills directly affect medical outcomes, satisfaction, and overall health. It seeks to teach communication theory and methodology as it relates to the unique context of the medical relationship. It then attempts to apply this knowledge to situations and relationships specific to each student’s past experiences and future professional goals. In short, this course seeks to help students apply knowledge discovered through research, discussion, observation, and analysis to this ever changing and expanding, interdisciplinary field in an effort to improve patient care and overall health outcomes.

Required Texts:

Polack, E. Phillips and Theodore A. Avtgis. Medical Communication: Defining the Discipline. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt, 2011.

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