Table 1

Consultation skills programme at the UEA medical school using the Calgary-Cambridge model

MB/BS

Content of Teaching

Length of Time

Student Assessment


Year 1

Building the doctor/patient relationship,

structuring the consultation,

gathering information

~30 hrs of experiential learning

3 hrs lectures

OSCE assessment (formative and summative)

Short question and answer assessment of the theory (summative)

Year 2

All of the above plus information giving

~15 hrs of experiential learning

3 hrs lectures

OSCE assessment (formative and summative)

Short question and answer assessment of the theory (summative)

Year 3

All of the above plus shared decision making

~15 hrs of experiential learning

3 hrs lectures

OSCE assessment (formative and summative)

Short question and answer assessment of the theory (summative)

Year 4

Special circumstances in O&G (Obstetrics & Gynaecology) and paediatrics (e.g. taking a sexual history, breaking bad news, conveying risk)

~27 hrs of experiential learning

7 hrs lectures

OSCE assessment (formative and summative)

Short question and answer assessment of the theory (summative)

Year 5

Special circumstances in A&E (Accident & Emergency) and Mental Health (e.g. dealing with angry patients, explaining resuscitation orders and advance directives, taking a psychiatric history, assessing mental capacity)

~30 hrs of experiential learning

OSCE assessment

(formative and summative)


Papageorgiou et al. BMC Medical Education 2011 11:55   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-11-55

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