Course level

Postgraduate Coursework

Faculty

Medicine

School

Medicine Faculty

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

2 Tutorial hours, 1 Practical or Laboratory hour

Companion

MEDI7111, MEDI7131 and MEDI7101

Recommended prerequisite

Restricted

MD students only

Assessment methods

Competency Based Skills Assessment - Clinical Examination; Communication skills video/DVD; Procedural Skills; Professional Behaviour Assessment.

Course coordinator

Dr Daniel Park

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2018 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

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Course description

This course is designed to develop and demonstrate knowledge and skills in history-taking, patient examination, communication, clinical reasoning and procedural skills. It consists of four areas: Clinical Coaching, Clinical Communication, Procedural Skills and Professional Behaviour. In Clinical Coaching students are taught the history taking and examination skills integral to medical consultations. Students cover the five major body systems over the year in Clinical Practice 1 & 2. Clinical Communication Skills concentrates on the process of communicating with patients using history taking as the context. A biopsychosocial model underpins the theory that the students learn and then demonstrate. Procedural Skills Workshops provide the opportunity for students to learn and then practise a range of basic procedures. Professional behaviour is expected in all areas of the course.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2015 Ipswich Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile