Medical Communication

Susan M. Wieczorek, Medical Communication, Spring 2018

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.

Vitally important to the perspective of this course is the desire to see health communication not only from the perspective of the professional but from that of the patient as well. This is a multidisciplinary course that values multiple, inter-locking perspectives. Again, the goal is to improve awareness and understanding of the entire process of medical communication. To know how to facilitate effective medical outcomes, all parties must be willing to share in the skill building and application of the fundamental communication principles discussed throughout this course.

The primary goal is a practical one. The success in acquiring this goal and teaching others how to do the same depends upon the determination and commitment of each individual participant.

Required Text:

Theodore A. Avtgis and Polack, E. Phillips. Medical Communication: Defining the Discipline. 2nd Ed. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt, 2011.

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Susan M. Wieczorek, Medical Communication, Fall 2017

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.

Vitally important to the perspective of this course is the desire to see health communication not only from the perspective of the professional but from that of the patient as well. This is a multidisciplinary course that values multiple, inter-locking perspectives. Again, the goal is to improve awareness and understanding of the entire process of medical communication. To know how to facilitate effective medical outcomes, all parties must be willing to share in the skill building and application of the fundamental communication principles discussed throughout this course.

The primary goal is a practical one. The success in acquiring this goal and teaching others how to do the same depends upon the determination and commitment of each individual participant.

Required Text:

Theodore A. Avtgis and Polack, E. Phillips. Medical Communication: Defining the Discipline. 2nd Ed. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt, 2011.

Susan M. Wieczorek, Medical Communication, Fall 2016

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 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.

Additional File: 

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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