CORE Year 1
Full course description
Students learn to conduct encounters with patients who present with cases relevant for the cases in their theoretical first-year curriculum. Additionally they reflect on aspects of diversity between individual patients they witness in these cases. Simulated patients present the cases while students integrate their knowledge, preferred approach and attitude in a consultations that runs as smoothly as possible. The simulated patients provide tailor-made feedback after the consultation. Additionally the consultations are recorded on video. The students watch the recordings and two weeks later a feedback session takes place with a teacher. In this session they address the medical content, their ‘approach’ and possible ethical issues relevant for the case.
Intended learning objectives of the first-year CORE-programme:
- Being able to conduct a simple consultation, with emphasis on clarification of the patient’s reason for the encounter
- Structuring the consultation into different phases
-Silverman J, Kurtz S, Draper J. Skills for communicating with patients. 2nd edition. Oxford: Radcliffe. 2005.