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Communication for Healthcare Professionals

September 6, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

September 6 – December 16
Monday – Friday

Language required: Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) 6 or higher

This is a 12-week communications course for internationally-educated healthcare professionals who intend to work in their field in Canada. This intensive course focuses on the communication skills needed to practice effectively in a Canadian healthcare environment. Participants will connect with healthcare providers in weekly community visits.  The course is run in four modules. Participants must complete all four modules to receive a certificate.

The course covers the following:

Patient CommunicationThe medical interview with simulated patients

Colloquial language for describing health

Breaking bad news

Encouraging patient recovery

Effective Writing SkillsUsing medical forms

Writing business letters, emails and memos

Writing reports and injury reports

Communicating on the telephone

Professional SkillsPublic speaking

Making presentations

Networking in the healthcare field

Making small talk

Workplace CommunicationCultural awareness

Interacting with colleagues

Giving and  receiving effective feedback

Teamwork, collaboration and conflict resolution

For more information contact:
Language at ISANS
(902) 406-8656


September 6, 2016
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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6960 Mumford Road, Suite 2120
Halifax,Nova Scotia