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Gathering Information – The Psychosocial Assessment
Understand the patient's perspective during the subjective evaluation

1-1.5 hours

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Marissa Fourie is a physiotherapist with a special interest in effective patient communication and the management of acute and chronic pain

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Introduction

Traditionally, the gaining of biomedical information forms the basis of the medical interview; however, of equal importance is the investigation of the patient’s perspective on his/her symptoms, and the role that it plays/will play in their road to recovery. In this fifth course in the programme, Marissa Fourie will discuss the psychosocial approach necessary during the gathering of information based upon the Calgary-Cambridge Guide to Medical Communication.

Aims

This course aims to introduce the learner to the process of gathering information in the medical interview, particularly focusing on the psychosocial perspective and skills that help to gain psychosocial information

Outline

This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.

Practicalities

Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1-1.5 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
Types of Activities - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.2 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • compare the concepts of disease and illness
  • differentiate between biomedical and psychosocial assessment approaches
  • describe the characteristics of specified communication skills to assess the patient's perspective
Featured reviews
This course is very useful in reminding the clinician of the difference between illness and disease and promoting a more inclusive and hollistic encounter with the patient. The reminder of ICF classifications and the useful pneumonics further enhance this notion. The video is very easy to watch with useful tips and real-world examples making the material entirely relevent and relatable. A very worthwhile course and I look forward to the other courses in this programme.
Joan Barron
Physiotherapist
Ireland
A very informative course that deals with a neglected aspect of patient information gathering on the psycho-social aspect. I recommend this course to all clinicians irrespective of their speciality.
JOSEPH MACHARIA KIMANI
Pharmaceutical Technologist
Kenya

Online Course: Gathering Information – The Psychosocial Assessment

Understand the patient's perspective during the subjective evaluation

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Course instructor:

Marissa Fourie

Marissa Fourie is a physiotherapist with a special interest in effective patient communication and the management of acute and chronic pain

1-1.5 hours
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Summarising the latest research & evidence

Trusted by over - clinicians

Learn anytime, anywhere, on any device

Accredited certificate of completion

Introduction

Traditionally, the gaining of biomedical information forms the basis of the medical interview; however, of equal importance is the investigation of the patient’s perspective on his/her symptoms, and the role that it plays/will play in their road to recovery. In this fifth course in the programme, Marissa Fourie will discuss the psychosocial approach necessary during the gathering of information based upon the Calgary-Cambridge Guide to Medical Communication.

Aims

This course aims to introduce the learner to the process of gathering information in the medical interview, particularly focusing on the psychosocial perspective and skills that help to gain psychosocial information

Outline

This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.

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