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Leadership – Effective Communication

Online Course: Leadership – Effective Communication

Learn how to develop your skills as a communicator

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Course instructor:

Jason Giesbrecht

Senior healthcare leader and physiotherapist with more than 25 years of experience

1-1.5 hours

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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:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

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.

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