Clinical Handover – Principles of Clinical Communication

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 online Short Course explains the intention and importance of the clinical handover between health clinicians to reduce the risk of patient harm. The course explains the key principles of an accurate, effective clinical handover across all health disciplines..

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
2 hours
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider

What will I learn?

  1. Identify key concepts of effective clinical communication
  2. Recognise the importance of clinical handovers
  3. Identify the key principles of an effective clinical handover


Undertaking this course enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours and a CQUniversity Certificate of Completion.