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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Communication Skills
Module Code NS413
School School of Nursing and Human Sciences
Module TeachersSean Duffy
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only

To provide a greater understanding of the dynamics of communication and human interactions and to facilitate the development and refinement of communication skills and self-awareness

Learning Outcomes

1. Identify influences on communication
2. Examine the role of communication in the nurse-client relationship
3. Participate in and appraise the value of skill practice for improving communication skills

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture18No Description
Tutorial6No Description
Lecture10No Description
Total Workload: 34

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities


communicatin skills

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

  • owen hargie: 2004, Skilled interpersonal communication : research, theory, and practice / Owen Hargie and David Dickson., 4th, Routledge, London :, 0415227208 (PBK.)
Other Resources

Programme or List of Programmes
NUBNS in Nursing
Date of Last Revision15-NOV-07

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