Interpersonal Skills

Griffith University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Interpersonal Skills

  • Host University

    Griffith University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Social Work

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    This course requires additional faculty approval for entry.

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    10
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Course Description
    The IPS course is designed to facilitate, guide and stimulate your interest and commitment to an increased understanding of what constitutes effective communication and also to develop the ability to communicate effectively. To assist with your skills acquisition, this course has been designed using an active learning approach. Learning actively will provide you with the opportunity to develop both a theoretical understanding and a practical ability to communicate and interact interpersonally. In preparation for your role as professionals in the field, you will be encouraged in this course to think of yourselves as practitioners-in-training. One of the implications of this, is that we expect you to be self managing in terms of your own learning and the learning of your colleagues.
    Course Introduction
    In this course, you will be given the opportunity to:
    • Describe the major processes of interpersonal communication
    • Actively listen and receive information from others
    • Effectively communicate information to others
    • Manage interpersonal interactions
    • Interact appropriately with others in one-on-one and small group situations
    • Critically review your own behaviour in an interpersonal interaction
    • Integrate theory and practice in the analysis of interpersonal interactions
    Course Aims
    The aim of the 1008HSV Interpersonal Skills course is to develop and enhance your knowledge of interpersonal skills and to work towards mastery of the skills required to apply that knowledge in practical situations. The rationale for offering this course as a core course is that, regardless of the specific setting, all health professionals, especially those working in human services, social work, occupational therapy, public health or exercise science, will require appropriate and effective skills for interacting with others. A further aim of this course for human services and social work students is to provide the establishment of foundation skills and knowledge to be built upon in Group Facilitation (2nd year) and Counselling Individuals and Families (3rd or 4th year).
    To be able to communicate effectively is one of the desired skills of a Griffith Graduate and one of the most sought after skills by employers.
    Learning Outcomes
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    1 Describe the major processes of interpersonal communication
    2 Actively listen and receive information from others
    3 Effectively communicate information to others
    4 Manage interpersonal interactions
    5 Interact appropriately with others in one-on-one and small group situations
    6 Critically review your own behaviour in an interpersonal interaction
    7 Integrate theory and practice in the analysis of interpersonal interactions
    Assessment Summary
    Participation in Workshops: 20%
    In Class Presentation: 30%
    Presentation (Skills Videos and Transcript Analysis): 20%
    Reflective Essay: 30%

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.