Online Course: Initiating the Medical Interview
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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:
- Reading activity
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.
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 1.1 Physioplus 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:
- Respect the Physioplus Community Culture.
- Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
- Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
- Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
- Complete a course evaluation form.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- select 5 defining characteristics of the Calgary-Cambridge guide to medical communication
- define communication skills and processes as per the Calgary-Cambridge guide to medical communication
- correctly choose communication skills that positively influence the therapeutic relationship in principle and based on case presentations
This is a nice short course that adds a great deal to my clinical practice!
Vicent Huguet Leon
I love Physioplus courses. The information provided is extensive and comprehensive. The international aspect adds more information and understanding outside of my small bubble in my country.