ESL 20 Health Careers: Communication A (6)
Credit, Non-Degree Applicable
ADVISE: ESL 120
or placement in ESL 130
or equivalent English language skill
Intermediate ESL health professionals study career options and communication in health settings. Develop integrated language skills for health care: patient-centered communication techniques, interaction patterns among health co-workers and teams, assertive communication. Also, health care systems and traditions, and cultural diversity in healthcare contexts in the U.S.
Offered every third semester
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Analyze the roles and responsibilities of different health professionals and identify effective job seeking strategies in health care.
- Outcome 2: Integrate knowledge of patient needs and rights in communicating with patients and their families using a patient-centered communication framework.
- Outcome 3: Contrast communication patterns and expectations while interacting with health professionals and recognize assertiveness communication styles for communicating at work.
- Outcome 4: Analyze key elements of the current health care delivery system in the U.S. and compare them with other countries.
- Outcome 5: Examine different ways that cultural behaviors, beliefs, and attitudes impact communication in health care and identify how they affect everyday communication.