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CDS1001 Human Relations and Communications

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Psychology and Wellbeing
Student contribution band : 2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 23 May 2022


The last decade has seen major changes in the role of counsellors, community officers and health workers. Increasingly, they are required to work collaboratively and in a multidisciplinary team to meet organisational goals and objectives. Such activities require a high level of understanding of human relations and a high level of skills in communication, in collaborative consultation, and in interpersonal problem solving and mediation.

Human Relations and Communications is designed to develop the interpersonal skills necessary for cultivating and maintaining successful working relationships. Students are introduced to the theory and practice of interpersonal communication and relationship building. The course includes a grounding in active listening skills, group and teamwork, problem solving, equity and diversity issues, and personal development. This course also contains a recommended residential school.

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Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 External
Date printed 23 May 2022