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University of Split School of Medicine

Clinical Skills 2

Clinical skills teaching is one of the most important part of the undergraduate curriculum!

The overall objective is for the student to consult with the patient. The student is not expected to demonstrate clinical knowledge, but the consultation process including communication and physical examination.

Students are not expected to explain to the tutor what they are doing at any point, apart from during discussion and feedback at the end. If the student needs to pause to check something with the tutor, they should always explain this to the patient so that the patient is fully informed throughout.

Students will be expected to complete the consultation by summarizing the story, asking if there is anything else, and thanking the patient for their time.

The following is the link to the MEFST Clinical Skills Youtube channel where you will find demonstrations of various clinical skills and history taking in English and Croatian.

Intended Learning Outcomes:

1. To demonstrate your practice and understanding of the consultation, with specific attention to:

  • Opening and closing the encounter, and providing structure throughout;
  • Information gathering;
  • Physical examination;
  • Building and maintaining the relationship with the patient throughout.

Being able to discuss and reflect on your consultation skills with the observing tutor and the simulated patient.

2. To identify your strengths, and areas for further practice in relation to the different components of the consultation.

3. To build your confidence so that when you are in clinical settings toward the end of Year 3, you can begin to practice physical examination and consultation skills with real patients.

Lecture Material

Department Details:

Head of Department:

Dr. Julije Mestrovic


Reading Materials:

Additional Material: