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COM 311: TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR HEALTH: PATIENT/PROVIDER COMMUNICATION

Description
This course helps students explore, understand, and appreciate the patient-provider relationship through an examination and analysis of selected health communication case studies and related materials. It is also designed to improve communication skills with and among physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals.

Learning Outcome
• explain, recognize, and evaluate the dynamics of patient-provider interaction;
• explain key communication theories and models to better understand and assess patient-provider interaction;
• analyze case studies to suggest more effective communication strategies;
• develop enhanced communication and health advocacy skills across a variety of health care contexts.