1. NAME OF COURSE  / MODULE BASIC COMMUNICATION & CLINICAL SKILLS I
2. COURSE CODE PAZ2011
3. NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF Dr Siti Soraya Ab. Rahman (Coordinator)       Dr. Mohd Azmani bin Sahar

Dr. Zarini bt Ismail                                           Dr. Mohd. Hafiz bin Jaafar

Dr. Nurul Kharmila bt Abdullah                       Dr. Fathima Begum bt Syed Mohideen

Dr. Hanizah bt Ngadiron                                 Dr. Muhammad Fauzi bin Othman

Dr. Siti Sarah bt Seri Masran                          Dr. Mohamed Fakhri bin Abu Baharin

Dr. Suhaila Sanip                                            Dr. Shahrul Nizam bin A. Zamzali

Dr. Mohd. Rahman bin Omar                          Prof. Madya Dr. Ahmad Najib Azmi

Dr. Abdul Aziz bin Marwan                              Dr. Khairullah Anuar

4. RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME Early clinical exposure in the pre-clinical phase
5. SEMESTER & YEAR OFFERED Semester 2 / Year 2
6. TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT) Face to face:

L P/A O
14 30 0

L=lecture; T=Tutorial; P=Practical; A=Assessment; O=Others (Exam)

Total Guided and Independent Learning:

50
7. CREDIT VALUE 44/40 = 1.1 (1 credit)
8. PREREQUISITE (IF ANY) Nil
9. OBJECTIVES By the end of the course, the students are expected to:

  1. obtain a comprehensive history from a patient.
  2. perform systematic clinical examination.
  3. demonstrate effective doctor-patient communication.
  4. recognize clinical signs.
10. LEARNING OUTCOMES Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

1.     Obtain a comprehensive history from a patient. (LO3, LO4, A2)

2.     Perform a systematic clinical examination on simulated models and subjects. (LO2, LO6, P2)

3.     Demonstrate effective communication while performing physical examination. (LO4 A2)

4.     Analyze physical findings to make clinical conclusion. (LO3 C4)

11. TRANSFERABLE SKILLS
  • Systematic clinical examination of body systems.
  • Effective communication.
  • Critical thinking through interpretation of clinical signs to make clinical conclusions
12. TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY Teaching-learning strategy:

  • Interactive Lecture
  • Demonstration
  • Hands-on practical

Assessment strategy:

  • Formative assessment
13. SYNOPSIS This course introduces students to basic history taking and clinical skills examination. Demonstration of systematic examination of the body followed by examination by the students will be performed. The course will be conducted in the clinical skill laboratories. The teaching and learning methodologies include interactive lecture, demonstration by lecturers and hands-on practical sessions. Students will be assessed through formative assessment on the following week after the lecture and hands-on practical session. They will be given a Pass or Fail grade based on their attendance and a set list of criteria.
14. MODE OF DELIVERY
  • Interactive Lecture
  • Demonstration
  • Hands-on practical
  • One-to-one assessment
15. Assessment methods and types
Formative Assessment (100%)
Category Percentage Assessment method
Assessment 80% One-to-one assessment
18. Content outline of the course/module and SLT per topic
Topics FACE TO FACE SELF-STUDY TOTAL SLT
Lecture Practical/Assessment Library search Self-study
INPUT 1:  Introduction to Communication & Basic Clinical Skills 2 2
INPUT 2: Guide to history taking

 

2 2
INPUT 3: Examination of General Condition & Vital Signs

 

2 6 8
INPUT 4: Examination of the Cardiovascular System

 

2 6 8
INPUT 5: Examination of the Respiratory System

 

2 6 8
INPUT 6: Examination of the Eye

 

2 6 8
INPUT 7: Examination of the Ear

 

2 6 8
Total 14 30 44
19.
  • MAIN References SUPPORTING THE COURSE
  • ADDITIONAL REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE
1. Swash, M. 2002. Hutchinson’s Clinical Methods, Saunders Elsevier.

2. Dehn, R. W. and D. P. Asprey. 2007.  Essential Clinical Procedures, Saunders Elsevier.

3. Liang, T. H. and L. Chuen-Hian. 2009. The Black Book of Clinical Examination, McGraw Hill.

4. Talley, N. J. and S. O’Connor. 2005. Clinical Examination: A Systematic Guide to Physical Diagnosis, Elsevier.

20. OTHER ADDITIONAL INFORMATION  –