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Teaching and learning of communication skills through video consultations

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dc.contributor.author de Silva, N.
dc.contributor.author Mendis, K.
dc.contributor.author Nowfel, M.J.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-20T09:22:56Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-20T09:22:56Z
dc.date.issued 1998
dc.identifier.citation Sri Lanka Medical Association, 111th Anniversary Academic Sessions. 1998 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0009-0895
dc.identifier.uri http://repository.kln.ac.lk/handle/123456789/12708
dc.description Oral Presentation Abstract (OP 29), 111th Anniversary Academic Sessions, Sri Lanka Medical Association, 25-28 March 1998 Colombo, Sri Lanka en_US
dc.description.abstract OBJECTIVE : To help students leam communication skills in a family practice setting through viewing of live video consultations critique of communication skills during a videotape replay of consultations METHOD : The University Family Medicine Clinic at the Faculty of Medicine, University Kelaniya provides the setting for learning of communication skills by third year medical students. During the two week Family Medicine attachment to this clinic, teaching and learning takes place through small group work and video consu Itations. The consultation between the family physician teacher and the patient from whom prior consent has been obtained is viewed live by 14 - 15 students in an adjacent seminar room. After observing a few such consultation's, the students in turn, practice communication skills by talking to patients while the consultation is video taped. The students whose consultation has been recorded on video has it replayed in the presence of the teacher and peers. A self-critique and constructive feedback by the group helps the student to learn from the strengths and weaknesses of his skills in communication. Learning through role pay by the students acting as the patient and doctor is dealt with a similar manner. RESULTS : At the end of appointment evaluation, the students rated this as the most preferred learning and teaching method(78%). Consent was refused by only two patients. CONCLUSION : This modern teaching and learning method which promotes active learning in a non threatening and supportive environment is interesting and suitable to use in the Sri Lankan context. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Sri Lanka Medical Association en_US
dc.subject Teaching en_US
dc.title Teaching and learning of communication skills through video consultations en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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