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Initiating the Medical Interview

Online Course: Initiating the Medical Interview

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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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The Calgary-Cambridge Guide to Medical Communication is a framework to guide healthcare professionals through a consultation. It involves both the content and processes essential to strong communication. In this course, the fourth in the programme, Marissa Fourie introduces you to the first part of the framework, Initiating the Session.


This course aims to introduce the learner to the Calgary-Cambridge guide to medical communication and specifically looks at the 'Initiating the Session' component of the framework


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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