Module details

Module code


Module level

Level 7

Module credits

20 credits

Next course date

Spring, summer or autumn


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Lecture/workshop days - dates/times

2 full days mandatory attendance

Tutorial dates/times

Tutorial times negotiated face to face or via email support

Module description

A 2-3 day workshop is central to this module with all students undertaking a filmed role play which would result in a stand-alone “Advanced Communication Certificate”.

For the accredited assessment the student will produce a 3,000 word critical analysis and reflection on their personal performance, incorporating relevant evidence from the literature and underpinning theory (+/- 10%), drawing on the filmed role play. Students will evaluate appropriate communication strategies and their impact on others, thus enhancing professional practice.

Who this course is for

Nurses, doctors, senior clinicians, pastoral and allied health professionals.

Course team

Sharan Watson, Module Leader, and Advanced Communication Skills Facilitators who are all experienced clinicians.

Learning outcomes


What you can use this credit for next

You may be already employed in a health, voluntary, pastoral or social care setting however, the knowledge and skills gained from this programme may enable you to further develop your career

Evidence base for effective communication will be reviewed.

Key skills and behaviours will be practised of your chosen specific context, following your identified learning needs.

Benefits to the employee

Confidence and competence through reflection of current practice, to ultimately demonstrate higher levels of communication skills on completion of the module.

Benefits to the employer

To be able to perform at the forefront of professional practice expertise is required in a range of communication strategies and their utilisation in often complex, sensitive or difficult situations.

Entry requirements

It is expected that you would have completed a foundation level of communication skills training prior to booking on the study days.

Fees and funding


If you are funding your own study, the module price will be confirmed shortly.

How to apply

Please book via the web shop.

Contact us

Course: Sharan Watson +44 (0)1332 593947

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Additional information about your studies

Minimum numbers

Please note that this course is subject to minimum numbers in order to run.