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Communication Master Class

The Pam McLean Centre (PMC) will hold two 4 hour Communication Master Classes suitable for all health staff including students, clinicians, nurses, allied health and administration.

This master class is unique in that YOU, the participant, will create the key learning outcomes by providing examples of communication scenarios or behaviours you wish to work on in the room.

Under the guidance of our expert facilitator, Prof. Stewart Dunn, and our professional actors this hands-on, experiential learning opportunity will not only increase your knowledge and skill, but your understanding and interpretation of human behaviour and the value of good communication within the health system.

PMC specialises in creating teaching workshops that allow participants to have individualised learning experiences. We explore the structure of and skills involved in psychology around outcomes from health based interactions. Our immersive interactive role plays look at complex communication problems medical professionals’ face in day to day practice.

PMC is a joint venture supported by Northern Sydney Local Health DistrictUniversity of Sydney Medical School and Friends of the Mater.

Workshop Date & Times:

Friday, 11 November 2016

  • Session 1:     8.00 am-12.00 pm
  • Session 2:     1.00-5.00 pm

You can choose to attend one session or both. Each session is 4 hours in length with a 15 minute break. Refreshments and a light snack (incl. vegetarian & gluten free options) will be provided in the break. Lunch not included – food outlets nearby.


Registration fees include morning or afternoon tea (incl. vegetarian & gluten free options). Prices are GST inclusive and are in Australian Dollars (AUD).

Early Bird till 17/10/16 Standard Fee

One (1) session only

University of Sydney & Northern Sydney Local Health District staff $330 $360
Student rate n/a $180
All other participants $395 $440

Whole day (2 sessions)

University of Sydney & Northern Sydney Local Health District staff $650 $700
Student rate n/a $350
All other participants $750 $800


Norman Nock Rooms 1 & 2

Level 5, Kolling Building

Royal North Shore Hospital

Cnr Reserve Rd & Westbourne St

St Leonards  NSW  2065


  • You are welcome to register and pay by credit card (MasterCard or Visa). Click here.
  • Alternatively, request registration form and an invoice by emailing
  • Registration is limited to 40 participants in each session.
  • Registrations close Thursday, 10 November 2016.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Cancellations before 5.00 pm Thursday 3 November 2016 receive a 90% refund of the registration fee (ie. less 10% administrative fee). There will be no refunds after this date.

For further enquiries email or call 02 9926 4691.


Getting Here

Public Transport

St Leonards train station is on the T1 North Shore & Northern Line and is a 10 minute walk from Royal North Shore Hospital.

There are regular buses running between the upper and lower North Shore, Epping, Ryde and Sydney CBD, which stop on the Pacific Highway outside Royal North Shore Hospital. It takes about 5 minutes to walk from the Highway to the hospital.

More information about planning your trip by public transport is available here.


Visitor parking is available in the multi-storey car park, which is owned and operated by Wilson Parking. Parking fees are displayed at all entrances to the car park. See Map and Parking Rates for more information. Off-street parking in the area is typically limited to two hours and often metered.