This module will prepare students to apply person-centred consultation skills and to develop an understanding of a systematic history-taking process which can be applied to clinical practice. This module has strong links with the Health Behaviours & Approaches to Health Promotion module which the students undertake in Stage 3. This module also prepares students to carry out a structured 'systems-based' physical examination and assessment. The module is theoretically underpinned by the Calgary-Cambridge Consultation model (1996), which is linked to the use of a sequential history-taking and physical examination framework.
Module learning outcomes
At the end of the module, students will be able to:
Develop an enhanced knowledge and understanding of consultation models which promote personcentred decision-making.
Apply a systematic and rigorous history-taking process, underpinned by a consultation model, which considers physical and mental health related concerns.
Gain a detailed and critical understanding of the key principles of patient assessment and examination.
Demonstrate and master a range of skills in patient assessment.
Collaboratively formulate a clinical management plan which respects individual choice and incorporates safety netting.
Develop and critically reflect upon strategies to work with the tensions that may exist where the client view and the professional opinion do not concur.
Explain and critically evaluate the strategies used to promote client choice and empowerment.