This course is designed to introduce students to the ways the health and human services professionals communicate in the discipline. Whether one's role is as a social worker, nurse, counselor, advocate, etc., there are many common writing practices employed in the field. Such writing practices include: clinical reports, creation of educational material, academic writing, charting, policy recommendations, reflective writing, poster presentations at conferences and oral presentations. Students will also explore forms of electronic and visual communication. Students will learn how to structure a research report and write using appropriate style guidelines.