This introductory course will enable students to gain a better understanding of the role of effective communication across health professions. It will identify enablers and barriers to effective communication, how these may affect our interaction with others. It will also introduce students to a range of communication techniques and strategies essential for the development and maintenance of workplace relationships and teamwork. These will enable effective interpersonal and therapeutic communication, including clear expression of ideas and views; concise and confident oral and written communication skills; and tailoring communication styles for specific audiences. The course will be offered to health professions to promote inter-professional learning as required by the Health Professional¿s Accreditation Standards and National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards.