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Liāna Deklava

Study Course Description

Course Description Statuss:Approved
Course Description Version:1.00
Study Course Accepted:14.08.2019
Study Course Information
Course Code:LUSDK_229LQF level:Level 6
Credit Points:2.00ECTS:3.00
Branch of Science:Psychology; General PsychologyTarget Audience:Nursing Science
Study Course Supervisor
Course Supervisor:Liāna Deklava
Study Course Implementer
Structural Unit:Department of Welfare and Social Work
The Head of Structural Unit:Lolita Vilka
Contacts:Rīga, Anniņmuižas bulvāris 26a, mdakatrsu[pnkts]lv, mdakatrsu[pnkts]lv, +371 67061568
Study Course Planning
Full-Time - 1. Semester No.
Lectures (number)5Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures10
Classes (number)11Class Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Classes22
Total Contact Hours32
Study course description
Preliminary Knowledge:
Knowledge in social sciences at the secondary school level.
To develop student comprehension of psychological correlations of interpersonal relationships, importance of successful professional communication in the care process, to promote development and improvement of communication skills in positive cooperation with women, their family and other health care professionals.
Topic Layout (Full-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1Communication process, its characteristics. Types of communication, their characteristics: verbal, non-verbal communication.Lectures1.00auditorium
2Structure of communication (social perception, communication and interaction).Lectures1.00auditorium
3Social perception and communication barriers.Lectures1.00auditorium
4Transaction analysis by E. Berne.Lectures1.00auditorium
5Skills of successful communication. Emotional intelligence.Lectures1.00auditorium
6Communication levels, sides (external, internal), needs of a client in communication.Classes1.00auditorium
7Communication barriers and their overcoming.Classes1.00auditorium
8Midwife’s professional roles in communication.Classes1.00auditorium
9Communication peculiarities in various clinical situations.Classes2.00auditorium
10Communication interactions, their analysis.Classes2.00auditorium
11Skills of succesful communication.Classes2.00auditorium
12Conflicts, their causes, types and methods of resolution.Classes2.00auditorium
Unaided Work:
Analysis of communication situations, personal experience exercises, role plays, preparation of one study analysis with a presentation.
Assessment Criteria:
Analysis of communication situations, presentation of one study analysis and independent work in classes, by participating in role plays and personal experience exercises.
Final Examination (Full-Time):Exam
Final Examination (Part-Time):
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge:Students obtain knowledge of the communication structure, types, influential factors; understand the professional roles of midwife’s communication in the care process; obtain knowledge of aspects of professional communication; gain knowledge in conflictology.
Skills:Ability to successfully communicate with women and their family members, as well as persons involved in the care process.
Competencies:Students understand the needs of patients in various communication situations during clinical care; understand the preconditions for successful interviewing; differentiate risk factors in development of potential conflicts and required behaviour for successful conflict resolution.
1Gjyn, O’Toole, Communication : Core Interpersonal Skills for Health Professionals, Chatswood, NSW : Elsevier, 2016
2England,C. Communication skills for midwives: challenges in everyday practice. Maidenhead: McGraw Hill/Open University Press, 2012.
3K.Mārtinsones un V.Sudrabas redakcijā, Veselības psiholoģija, RSU, 2016.
4K.Mārtinsone, V.Perepjolkina, M.Ludāne u.c., Psiholoģija 2, Pērsonība, grupa, sabiedrība, kultūra,Zvaigzne ABC, 2015
5Omarova S., Cilvēks runā ar cilvēku, Kamene, 2009
6Reņģe V., psiholoģija. Savstarpējo attiecību psiholoģija, zvaigzne ABC, 2004.
1Laura M. Justice, Communication sciences and disorders : a contemporary perspective, Boston [etc.] : Allyn & Bacon, c2010
2Vidnere M., Nucho A. Ozoliņa, Intervēšanas prasme, Raka, 2012
3Jonathan Silverman, Suzanne Kurtz, Juliet Draper, Skills for Communicating with Patient, Second Edition, 2005.