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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Unit aim

Improves students' communication competencies in business and academia. Provides an understanding of the role and importance of interpersonal communication within organisations. Introduces students to communication theories and concepts applicable in a business and academic setting. Illustrates and puts into practice skills required to improve interpersonal communication competence.

Unit content

Module 1: Communication theory and practice

Module 2: Academic integrity & writing skills

Module 3: Non-verbal communication

Module 4: Self-identity, listening and feedback

Module 5: Intercultural communication and conflict resolution

Module 6: Groups, meetings and presentations

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 demonstrate an understanding of academic integrity and how to achieve it
2 recognise and apply a range of communication theories and concepts
3 demonstrate effective and confident writing skills
4 apply the theories pertaining to interpersonal and intercultural communication.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of academic integrity and how to achieve it
  2. recognise and apply a range of communication theories and concepts
  3. demonstrate effective and confident writing skills
  4. apply the theories pertaining to interpersonal and intercultural communication.

Prescribed texts

  • New textbook for the unit. : Lawson, C, Gill, R, Feekery A & Witsel, M, 2019, Communication Skills for Business Professionals, 2nd edn, Cambridge University Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ISBN: 9781108594417.

  • New textbook for the unit. : Lawson, C, Gill, R, Feekery A & Witsel, M, 2019, Communication Skills for Business Professionals, 2nd edn, Cambridge University Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ISBN: 9781108594417.

  • New textbook for the unit. : Lawson, C, Gill, R, Feekery A & Witsel, M, 2019, Communication Skills for Business Professionals, 2nd edn, Cambridge University Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ISBN: 9781108594417.

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.