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MDMP5212: Patient and Doctor 3

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 MDMP5212
Academic unit Nepean Clinical School
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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MDMP5111 and MDMP5112 and MDMP5113 and MDMP5114 and MDMP5122 and MDMP5123 and MDMP5124 and MDMP5125 and MDMP5126
Corequisites:
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MDMP5211 and MDMP5213 and MDMP5214
Prohibitions:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. 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.
  • LO2. 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.
  • LO3. 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.
  • LO4. Ability to perform important clinical procedures.
  • LO5. 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.

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