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MDMP5112: Patient and Doctor 1

Upon completion of this module, students will be able to demonstrate understanding of the therapeutic nature of the patient-doctor relationship and the impact on that relationship of the individual characteristics of both patient and doctor. They will have the ability to listen and to identify issues of concern to patients, families and carers and to respond to those concerns, using whatever means are necessary for effective communication. They will also have the ability to elicit and interpret clinical symptoms and signs by interviewing and examining patients systematically and with sensitivity, and to use this information to guide further investigations. Students will have the ability to perform important clinical procedures, particularly those vital in life threatening situations; and ethical behaviour in meeting the needs of patients and families; concern for confidentiality and respect for individual autonomy, enabling patients and their families to make informed decisions in relation to their medical care.

Code MDMP5112
Academic unit
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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MDMP5111 and MDMP5113 and MDMP5114
Prohibitions:
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None

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