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Communication in Practice Module

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IPL 1001
One half day per week over 12 weeks
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Develop advanced knowledge and practical skills in communication with this short course designed for Health Care Support Workers who are looking to enhance their practice.

Why study the Communication in Practice Module?

Taught by experienced practitioners, this course will enable you to develop a holistic approach to communication that will enhance your ability to care for clients and work with teams across a wide range of healthcare settings.

Divided into half-day sessions across twelve weeks to enable you to maintain your employment while advancing your learning, this course will challenge you reflect on your own practice with particular focus on developing an advanced self-awareness. Through a series of lectures and practice-based exercises you will begin to evolve a deeper understanding of your own accountability, with expert support in developing a sense of enquiry and reflection that will further enhance your practice as a Health Care Support Worker.

Armed with these critical insights and practical skills you will not only enhance your practice and career prospects but obtain 15 credits at Level 4 to put towards further study if you wish.

What will you study on the Communication in Practice Module?

This short course is structured to enable you to maintain your professional employment while studying through weekly study sessions over 12 weeks.

Through a series of lectures, self-directed learning, practice-based activities and discussions, you will develop a holistic approach to communication. With expert support in integrating theory and practice, you will transfer your learning into your workplace with opportunities to reflect on your approaches and enhance your techniques.

As part of this learning process you will develop an increased understanding of your own accountability, which will further enhance your practice and ability to remain self-aware.


You will be assessed through two main components:

  • 500 words of coursework
  • 1,500 word assessment

Please visit our CPD health practitioner page to download an application and for more information on the application process.

There are several funding options available:

  • receiving course fees via CPPD contracts between NHS trusts and Middlesex University
  • paying your own fees
  • sponsorship by your employer (but not under a CPPD contract).

For more information for any of these options, including fee rates for self-funding/employer-sponsored students, please visit our dedicated funding page.

We’ll carefully manage any future changes to courses, or the support and other services available to you, if these are necessary because of things like changes to government health and safety advice, or any changes to the law.

Any decisions will be taken in line with both external advice and the University’s Regulations which include information on this.

Our priority will always be to maintain academic standards and quality so that your learning outcomes are not affected by any adjustments that we may have to make.

At all times we’ll aim to keep you well informed of how we may need to respond to changing circumstances, and about support that we’ll provide to you.

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