This course serves as an introduction to the verbal and non-verbal communication skills necessary for effective patient interaction. The students practice the skills needed to obtain a basic history based on the patient’s chief complaint. They will also elicit basic information on past medical history, family history, review of systems, and current health status and effectively organize the gathered information to develop an initial problem list. Standardized patients will be used in both teaching and assessment to enhance the learning process.
PREREQUISITES: Spinal Anatomy, Gross Anatomy & Embryology I
COREQUISITE: General Pathology