In this foundational course, students learn practical skills to promote effective communication with patients and colleagues. Concepts in the relationship between sales and communication in the optical industry are explored, and students are encouraged to become more aware of the impact of their own communication choices and patterns. Students develop and practice communication techniques that demonstrate personal awareness, respect, and active listening skills. Communication theory, therapeutic communication, cross-cultural communication, and effective teamwork are all covered. Students receive a comprehensive introduction to the professional sales and communication cycle in the eyecare profession.
Course code: OPTC 1100
Length: 20.0 hours
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