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Communication is an essential skill. This is especially true in a healthcare setting where patient-centred communication is vital in comprehensive patient care. Not all healthcare practitioners are skilled communicators and this can lead to patient mistrust, incorrect diagnosis and inadequate treatment. This course defines the key elements of communication and explores the qualities of effective communication and explains some common obstacles to communication. Finally communication models such as the awareness wheel and ladder of inference are introduced as tools to improve communication.
This course aims to explain the communication process and introduce skills and processes to encourage effective communication.
This course is made up of videos, reading and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.
Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1-1.5 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
Types of Activities - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.2 Physioplus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.
Requirements to complete this course
In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:
- Respect the Physioplus Community Culture.
- Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
- Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
- Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
- Complete a course evaluation form.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- identify 7 components of communication
- select the most effective communication approaches for different case scenarios
Australian Physiotherapy Council
APC Accredited Continuing Professional Development
Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (ProCert)
Puerto Rico, United States - Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
ProCert has awarded certification in the amount of 1 Continuing Competence Unit (CCUs) to this course
South African Society of Physiotherapy
South African Society of Physiotherapy: PPB007/PT001/2021/042 (3 General CEUs Level 1)
Texas Physical Therapy Association
United States - Texas
The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2312053TX and meets continuing competence requirements for PT and PTA licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 1.17 CCUs.
Course recognised by
Physioplus meets the CPD standards of the Health and Social Professions Council of Ireland (CORU). All activities completed on Physioplus are accepted and can contribute towards your continued professional development.
United Kingdom UK (HCPC)
Physioplus meets the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) CPD standards and all activities completed on Physioplus are accepted by the HCPC and can contribute towards your continued professional development.
United States – States not requiring accreditation
Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Washington
The state board of physical therapy either does not require course pre-approval or does not require CEUs for re-licensure. As a result Physioplus courses should fulfil requirements for professional development - please check with your state board.
I really recommend this programme. All the leadership modules are amazing and really beneficial. I thought in a few situations in my practice that I am doing something wrong and I was blaming myself. However, after I went through these modules I saw the situations from a different perspective and received many new ideas for better management.
Physiotherapist, United Kingdom
This course is a treasure for clinicians in the business of treating patients who love to improve their knowledge and skill and desire evidence-based treatment in their practice irrespective of what specialty in the medical profession you may belong to. This course is well worth your time!
Physiotherapist, United Kingdom
Physioplus is the best learning platform that connects the minds of physios all over the world. It's a great opportunity and pleasure to learn from and with the international physio family. Thank you so much Physioplus team for your generous support.