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Gathering Information – The Psychosocial Assessment

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

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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.


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


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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