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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.
  • you have a valid language proficiency of at least level 5 in Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB), or Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (NCLC) for courses taught in French.
  • you are a permanent resident, convention refugee/protected person, or until March 31, 2024, a Ukrainian temporary resident or their dependent in Canada.
  • you live 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 2023-2024:

Algonquin Ottawa 613-727-4723 x 2530 / OSLT@algonquincollege.com
Boréal Toronto 416-289-5130 x 5110 / lang.toronto@collegeboreal.ca
Centennial Toronto 416-289-5000 x 57405 / oslt@centennialcollege.ca
Conestoga Kitchener/Waterloo 519-886-3300 / oslt@conestogac.on.ca
George Brown Toronto 416-415-5000 x 6980 / oslt@georgebrown.ca
Niagara Niagara-on-the-Lake 905-641-2252 x 4188 / oslt@niagaracollege.ca
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