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CPD23 - Clinical Handover - Principles of Clinical Communication


At a glance

Handover practices can be highly variable across the health setting.  Patient safety is at risk when the transfer of information is poor or absent. This course explains the key principles of an accurate, effective clinical handover across all health disciplines.

Study Mode Online
Intake Dates Year Round

Hours of study

This is a two hour course completed online.

Professional Recognition

Successful completion of this course is awarded two CPD hours.


Course Summary

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify key concepts of effective clinical communication
  • Recognise the importance of clinical handovers
  • Identify the key principles of an effective clinical handover

This is a short two hour course and explains the intention and importance of the clinical handover between health clinicians to reduce the risk of patient harm.

Total cost of this course is $45 via PayPal Link, please visit to register.

Program Structure

You will complete this as a self-directed online course with online quiz.

Course Information

Self-directed online course with quiz

How to Apply


To enrol in this short course, please visit and register your attendance at