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CARD 1285 - Communication for Allied Health Professionals

Cardiology/Cardiovascular Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

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.





Winter 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2019 term.

CRN 41478

Mon Jan 07 - Fri Mar 29 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Mar 29 Distance


Victoria Leslie

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Guided learning format.
  2. This online Learning Hub (D2L) 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: Students may register for individual courses outside of the program (i.e. continuing education credits). Registration does not imply admission to the program. This course may be subject to cancellation if registration numbers are low.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Recognize the diversity of personalities in a workplace setting and how to navigate.
  • Communicate the importance of effective, respectful communication with patients and colleagues.
  • 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.
  • Effectively collaborate with colleagues in allied health through class discussion.
  • 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.
  • Communicate the importance of pride of profession, including accountability, the value of asking for help and helping to develop the field, through advocacy, service or teaching.
  • Recognize the value of a multicultural work environment.

Effective as of Winter 2016

Related Programs

CARD 1285 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Cardiology Technology
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Diploma


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