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Workplace Communication Skills for Health Care

This course is delivered in a classroom-based format that is enhanced with online homework as well as a blended format that integrates classroom and online elements.

This practical and innovative course will help you

  • understand health care workplaces in Ontario such as hospitals, clinics and nursing homes.
  • interact clearly and effectively with colleagues, clients and supervisors.
  • network and connect with local employers, industry associations and employment resources.
  • learn how to use your workplace communication training in health care settings such as
    • clinics.
    • hospitals.
    • nursing homes.
    • community agencies.
    • medical offices.
    • residences.

Small-group exercises based on everyday communication tasks in health care will help you

  • practise common on-the-job communication to improve your workplace language skills.
  • develop strong interviewing, networking and career-building communication skills.

Workplace Communication Skills for Health Care is for you if

  • you have training or experience in one of the following:
    • dental hygiene.
    • medical laboratory technology.
    • medical radiation technology.
    • nursing.
    • personal support work.
    • sleep technology.
  • your English is at an intermediate level (at least level 5 in Canadian Language Benchmarks, or Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens for courses taught in French).
  • you are a permanent resident or a protected person who lives in Ontario.

OSLT is delivered in classroom-based and exclusively online formats. See all Health Care courses and modules.

Workplace Communication Skills for Health Care is offered at the following colleges in 2020-2021:

Algonquin Ottawa 613-727-4723 x 5700 / cariotj@algonquincollege.com
Boréal Toronto Toronto 416-289-5130 x 5135 / sophiemarietherese.zadou@collegeboreal.ca
Centennial Toronto 416-289-5000 x 7405 / oslt@centennialcollege.ca
Conestoga Waterloo 519-886-3300 / oslt@conestogac.on.ca
Fanshawe London 519-452-4430 x 6501 / oslt@fanshawec.ca
La Cité ǂ Ottawa 613-742-2475 or 1-800-267-2483 x 2475 / lca@lacitec.on.ca
Niagara Niagara 905-641-2252 x 4188 / oslt@niagaracollege.ca

ǂ Course delivered in French.

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