Skills training

Robbert Duvivier, Jan van Dalen, Pie Bartholomeus, Maarten Verwijnen and Albert Scherpbier

in Lessons from Problem-based Learning

Published in print August 2010 | ISBN: 9780199583447
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191594519 | DOI:
Skills training

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This chapter discusses medical skills training at Maastricht University. The Skillslab offers training in physical examination, laboratory, procedural, and communication skills. At least four teaching goals can be distinguished in skills training: (i) the technique of a skill should be performed correctly; (ii) the skill should be performed in interaction with a patient and communication is part of all procedures; (iii) knowledge and skills are integrated; and (iv) findings must be correctly interpreted.

Keywords: laboretory; communication; medical education; problem-based learning; medical skills training; clinical skills; Skillslab

Chapter.  4440 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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