Interprofessional Communication and Healthcare Partnerships

This course focuses on developing holistic, therapeutic, person-centered communication skills that are effective in promoting inclusivity, equity, diversity and relationship-building with patients, families, and other disciplines. Emphasis will be on exploring written, verbal and nonverbal communication, as well as, active listening skills and the science behind high-functioning teams. Students will apply relationship-based care principles to interpersonal and interprofessional interactions and begin to identify strategies that promote healing environments for patients, families, and colleagues. Prerequisites: 501, 513, 522, 523, 531.