Advanced Communication and Supportive Relationships

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Key facts

Course code

NURS7005

Start dates

September 2023

Application deadline

1 September (for a September start)

Course length

Part time: One semester

Academic level

7

Academic credits

20

Overview

This single module explores verbal and non-verbal communication, and the development of supportive relationships, within the context of health and social care. It aims to build on existing skills and develop them within the student's area of practice. The module promotes a critical approach to sources of knowledge from nursing, health and social care and psychotherapy.

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How to apply

Entry requirements

You must be from a respective healthcare background and have relevant practice experience on which to base the practice assessment.

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.

Application process

Apply through our Moodle Portal.

If you wish to take this as a standalone module then you can apply to be a postgraduate associate student using our online application portal. You will need to register for the portal prior to proceeding with an application.

Tuition fees

Please see the fees note
2024 / 25
CPD Home (UK) part time
£1,000 per module if taken as a standalone module or £1,155 per module if taken as part of an award bearing course

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

Tuition fees

2024 / 25
CPD Home (UK) part time
£1,000 per module if taken as a standalone module or £1,155 per module if taken as part of an award bearing course

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

+44 (0)1865 534400

financefees@brookes.ac.uk

Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year your fees will increase each year.

How and when to pay

Tuition fee instalments for the semester are due by the Monday of week 1 of each semester. Students are not liable for full fees for that semester if they leave before week 4. If the leaving date is after week 4, full fees for the semester are payable.

  • For information on payment methods please see our Make a Payment page.
  • For information about refunds please visit our Refund policy page

Financial support and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see our Fees and funding pages.

Additional costs

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course are detailed below.

Learning and assessment

Learning activities are divided into 6 learning units. Outline syllabus:

  • Communication – process and context
  • Working with difficult situations
  • Working with families and organisations
  • Psychological approaches to relationships 1: Counselling and the caring relationship
  • Psychological approaches to relationships 2: CBT and Motivational Interviewing
  • Self-care, boundaries and supervision; Skills workshops

You will be assessed 100% through reflective essay. Assessment of practice experience (by supervisor / module leader) (pass/fail).

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Programme changes:
On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website. For more information, please visit our changes to programmes page.