Learning outcomes of the course unit
The module is about the basic notions of linguistics, which is the scientific study of the human language and its structure.
The primary course objective is to get the students to reflect on the way everyone uses this essential communication tool.
The subject will be introduced through the different levels in which the language structures itself, trying to highlight the scopes of action in healthcare settings, within which the knowledge of linguistics can be useful.
Course contents summary
The actors of radiologic communication.
The communication as a system.
The communication axioms.
The communication levels.
Communication channels, messages, codes and other tools.
The verbal and non verbal communication.
Communication in senology.
The relation between communication and behaviour in healthcare settings.
The essential attitudes for an active listening.
The touch and its importance in the therapeutic relationship.
Communication with the hospitalized child.
The relationship between healthcare professionals, the patient and the family.
Ginestra, A.; Venere. A.; Vignera .R., (2015) Elementi di comunicazione per le professioni sanitarie– FrancoAngeli;
Schiavon .F., Guglielmi .G., Rotondo. A. (2015) La comunicazione radiologica nella società del benessere - Springer;
Mastronardi .V. M., (2016) Manuale di comunicazione non verbale - Carrocci Faber
Jonathan Silverman – Suzanne Kurtz – Juliet Draper (2015) Competenze per comunicare con i Pazienti –Piccin
Lectures with the support of audiovisual aids, and class discussions.
Assessment methods and criteria
Written test as per the teaching programme.