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Communication for Allied Health Professionals CARD 1285

Cardiology/Cardiovascular Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

The goal of CARD 1285 is to teach practical writing skills and communication strategies for continual professional competence of the Allied Health Professional in the workplace. The course will cover standards for documenting patient care, writing letters and memos, preparing written information, writing policies & procedures, completing reports and preparing oral presentations. Students will also be introduced to scholarly writing, researching and writing about topics related to the field for possible publication in professional journals for profession. This course outlines theoretical and practical applications of professionalism as they relate to communicating effectively and maintaining professional relationships in the allied health workplace.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.



Domestic fees


Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2024

Below is one offering of CARD 1285 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 27378


Tue Apr 02 - Fri Jun 21 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 27378
  • Domestic fees $682.54
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 02 - Jun 21 N/A N/A Distance

Cindy Mazerolle

Course outline


Domestic fees


Important information
  1. Guided learning format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. This online Learning Hub course is for students in the Cardiology Diploma program. Students are responsible for ensuring prerequisite courses are completed PRIOR to registration. See course description for a list of individual prerequisites. IMPORTANT NOTE: Registration is available on an individual course basis for those who wish to take continuing education credits. Registration does not imply admission to the program. This course may be subject to cancellation if registration numbers are low.

In Progress

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Recognize the diversity of personalities in a workplace setting and how to navigate.
  • Outline the importance of interprofessional communication and collaboration in healthcare.
  • Effectively prioritize time and tasks in the online learning environment.
  • Effectively communicate research to an audience written and orally on work related topics.
  • Follow a systematic process in planning and writing technical, health-care related documents.
  • Select, organize and prepare information effectively for memos, letters, incident reports and other reports.
  • Prepare/deliver clear/concise written correspondence with appropriate language and style for the reader.
  • State the purpose and importance of academic research for the profession.
  • Use online tools to conduct research and implement basic research techniques in writing.
  • Problem solve and use of logic/sound judgment in decision making through class discussion.
  • Describe the roles of other health care providers and the contributions they make to the health care team in different healthcare contexts.
  • Recognize the importance of life-long learning and engagement in the professional community.
  • Be familiar with pertinent professional associations and publications through research and critical analysis.
  • Engage, understand and follow institutional guidelines in organizations and profession.
  • Recognize the general expectations of professionalism in the field, e.g. following institutional directives, recognizing workplace hierarchy, appropriate language and apparel.
  • Describes healthcare role to patient/client and members of the health care team.
  • Recognize the value of a multicultural work environment.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2021

Related Programs

Communication for Allied Health Professionals (CARD 1285) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Cardiology Technology
    Diploma Part-time


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