COURSE OFFERING WINTER QUARTER
- Are you interested in medical settings?
- Do you want to learn more about helping your future clients improve their life participation?
- Are you interested in helping to train medical students about communication disorders?
We are excited to once again offer a course for SPHSC students in the Rehab Medicine department winter quarter (and if you took this course last year you can do a modified version this year too – look at the end of this announcement).
REHAB 496 – Special Topics
“Patient-provider communication for patients with communication disorders”
This course is open to Masters, Post-bacs, Doctoral, and upper level undergraduate students!
The content of the course will focus on barriers to quality healthcare for people with communication disorders, and what we as SLPs / Audiologists can do to help make healthcare settings (and other settings) more accessible to people with communication disorders. Our goal is that students will come away with this course with an appreciation for the special healthcare needs of people with communication disorders, and with ideas about what they can do in their future work settings to facilitate improvement in healthcare accessibility for people with communication disorders. One of the key elements of this course is the opportunity to help train medical students in how to do effective patient-provider communication with patients with communication disorders. Here is a general outline of the course:
- What are other healthcare providers (i.e. physicians) learning about effective patient-provider communication and patient-centered care that we as SLPs/audiologists should know as well for working with our clients?
- What are barriers to quality healthcare for patients with communication disorders
- How can we modify healthcare environments to facilitate healthcare for patients with communication disorders?
- How can we train other healthcare providers to work more effectively with patients with communication disorders?
- How can we help our clients prepare for better interactions with their doctors? Can this actually be a part of therapy?
- How can we take what we are learning about improving healthcare environments and transfer that knowledge to other daily environments?
Student requirements (this course is a 1-credit course graded as credit / no credit):
1. Readings (probably around 3–5 articles)
2. One short assignment
3. Serving as a ‘standardized patient’ role-playing a person with a communication disorder in medical student seminar (we will train you for this!)
Wednesdays from 3:30–4:50 in Health Sciences (room TBA)
EXCEPT – the following three weeks the class will meet on Thursday afternoons for working with the medical students. THESE THURSDAY AFTERNOONS ARE MANDATORY TO RECEIVE CREDIT IN THE CLASS. IF YOU HAVE COURSE CONFLICTS, PLEASE BE IN TOUCH WITH US AS WE CONSIDER IF THERE ARE OPTIONS:
- January 30: 1:10 – 2:20
- Feb 6: 1:10 – 2:20
- Feb 13: 1:10 – 2:20
What we hope this course will provide for YOU!
- Some in-depth study on a real-life challenge for people with communication disorders
- Ideas for helping you provide good patient-centered care for your own clients
- Ideas for implementing improvements in environmental accommodations in your own future worksite
- Guidance on thinking about participation-focused interventions for environments beyond healthcare
- The opportunity to get integrated into programs in Rehab Medicine and interact with other healthcare students
How to register:
REHAB 496 Special topics (Instructors Baylor / Burns)
Med SLP: Instead, register for independent study – 1 credit (credit/no credit) with Carolyn Baylor
*NOTE: CoreSLP Students can use this course to satisfy an out of department elective requirement.
Let us know if these options don’t cover you….
Did you take this course last year? Thanks so much for your help last year! If you would like to help us out with the medical student sessions again this year, we would really like to have you back and would appreciate the help! You do not, however, need to take the full class. We would ask you attend the two Wednesday sessions before we work with the medical students to get re-trained in your scenarios, and then the three Thursday sessions with the medical students, but you do not have to attend other class sessions or complete any other course requirements. We will offer 1-credit of independent study for this.
Questions? Contact Carolyn Baylor: firstname.lastname@example.org OR Mike Burns email@example.com