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Class of 2023
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Course Title:
5720 - Clinical Skills I
Teaching Hours:
Teaching and Learning MethodsTotal Scheduled Hours = 42.45
Discussion, Small Group (<12) = 12
Lecture = 8.25
Case-Based Instruction/Learning = 18.7
Discussion, Large Group (>12) = 2.25
Demonstration = 1.25

Introduces students to the main elements of the medical interview and techniques of interviewing. Students will develop skills in examining healthy individuals within all age ranges. Communication and collaboration skills will be developed in the context of patient-centered care and working with other health care providers.
Assessment Methods
Clinical Performance Rating/Checklist
Narrative Assessment

Course Goals
Blueprint ID Course Goals
7031 Perform a complete and accurate patient-centred history
Program Competencies: me-1
7032 Across all age groups in healthy individuals educate a patient about healthy living and primary prevention
Program Competencies: cm-3
7033 Across all age groups in healthy individuals demonstrate a patient-centered approach to interviewing
Program Competencies: cm-1 cm-2
7034 Identify the roles of the various professional groups on the healthcare team
Program Competencies: co-1 co-3
7035 Demonstrate the attributes of an effective small group learning environment
Program Competencies: co-3 co-4
7036 Identify the importance of an interdisciplinary team approach to patient-centered care and its importance in patient safety
Program Competencies: cm-4 co-1 co-2 co-3 ld-3
7037 Discuss the evidence for effective communication skills
Program Competencies: cm-1 cm-2 cm-3 cm-4 cm-5 sc-2
7038 Explain the principles of doctor-patient relationships without compromising patient care and well-being
Program Competencies: pr-1 pr-2 pr-3 pr-4
Program Competencies
me-1 Medical Expert
Perform a complete and accurate patient-centred history appropriate to the patient’s presentation.
cm-3 Communicator
Discuss relevant health care information and management plans with patients and their families.
cm-1 Communicator
Develop and maintain appropriate ethical and therapeutic relationships, rapport and trust with patients and their families.
cm-2 Communicator
Collect and synthesize accurate and relevant information, incorporating perspectives from patients and their families, colleagues and other health care professionals.
co-1 Collaborator
Demonstrate effective collaboration skills within the health care system.
co-3 Collaborator
Demonstrate respect for health care team members without bias (e.g., bias related to gender, ethnicity, cultural background or health care role).
co-4 Collaborator
Demonstrate effective strategies to promote understanding, manage differences and resolve conflicts through negotiation and collaboration.
cm-4 Communicator
Develop a shared plan of care with patients, their families, and other health care professionals.
co-2 Collaborator
Demonstrate effective consultation with other health care professionals to provide care for individuals, communities, and populations.
ld-3 Leader
Describe the roles and responsibilities of physicians and governing bodies in the development and support of the health care system.
cm-5 Communicator
Demonstrate effective oral and written communication of information associated with a medical encounter.
sc-2 Scholar
Apply the principles of research, critical appraisal and evidence-based medicine to learning and practice.
pr-1 Professional
Demonstrate accountability to patients by applying best practices and adhering to high ethical standards.
pr-2 Professional
Demonstrate altruism and accountability to society by recognizing and responding to societal expectations in health care.
pr-3 Professional
Demonstrate integrity and accountability to the profession by adhering to standards and participating in physician-led regulation.
pr-4 Professional
Demonstrate a commitment to physician health and well-being to foster optimal patient care.