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Department: MEFAM-Family and Community Medicine
Course: 441-Physician Communication Skills

Course Director: Dr. John Rogers
Course Faculty: Dr. John Rogers
Elective Location:
Elective Offered Terms:
Min. Number of Students:Max: 20
Elective Type: Non-Clinical - Foundations
Credit: 1
Visiting Student Elective: No
Open to International Students: No
Grading: Pass/Fail Only
Faculty Approval: No

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
Regular Hours (Mon-Fri): Inpatient Ward:
Night Call: Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: 8 hr on a Saturday Surgery:
Statement of Goals:
This course is designed to introduce students to communication theory, and to explore deeper into the topics of small group and organizational communication, nonverbal and cross-cultural communications, and argumentation and persuasion. Students will practice the skills taught through patient simulations and discussion groups. At completion of the course, students will have a deeper understanding and appreciation of the depth of communication in medical practice and will know several major techniques for enhancing communication in medical situations. Course will meet one Saturday for 8 hours during the block offered.
Learning Activities
Student must attend lecture for the entire day to receive credit
Evaluation Methods
This is a Pass/Fail course Students will take a 20 multiple choice question test over the course principles at the end of course.
When and Where to report on first day of service:
DeBakey Bldg., Room 421/423; Standardized Patient Rooms
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Gretchen Winters
Contact Phone: (918) 231-0901
Contact Fax:
Contact Location:

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