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Communication skills

Robbert Duvivier, Jan van Dalen and Jan-Joost Rethans

in Lessons from Problem-based Learning

Published in print August 2010 | ISBN: 9780199583447
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191594519 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583447.003.0011
Communication skills

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Communication plays an important role in patient care. Research has shown that communication skills training in a medical curriculum should be longitudinal. Training should preferably be experience-based and take place in small groups with role play and (simulated) patient contacts. This chapter discusses the communication skills programme. Communication skills training is integrated with the teaching of underlying psychological theory, training in other clinical skills (i.e., physical examination skills), and the assessment system.

Keywords: PBL; role play; psychological theory; problem-based learning; medical skills training; communication skills

Chapter.  4281 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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