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Interprofessional Communications Course

10 weeks
All levels
10 lessons
0 quizzes
1 student

Welcome to the Interprofessional Communications Course – Continuing Education for Complementary Medicine Health Practitioners


The overarching objective of this online training in interprofessional communication is to equip complementary medicine health care practitioners (CM-HCP) with the background knowledge, framework, and skills for writing formal letters to medical doctors.

Learning objectives

By the end of this module participants should be able to:

  • Describe the factors that influence effective communication.
  • Explain the ISBAR framework as it relates to writing formal letters.
  • Demonstrate an ability to write three types of letters to medical doctors:
    • Informative letters
    • Requests for investigations
    • Red flag letters

Structure of module

Participants will be provided with selected readings on communicating health information and interprofessional communication prior to listening to a series of five lecturettes. Each lecturette will be followed by a prescribed activity. The introductory lecturette will be followed by a ‘reflective’ activity. Lecturettes 2 – 4 focus on the three types of letters that a CM-HCP may be involved in writing. These will be followed by an activity that involves writing a letter in response to a given scenario.

The final lecture will summarise some the key points covered and offer an opportunity for participants to provide feedback.