Table 3

Questionnaire designed to evaluate the consultation skills programme

Closed questions, scored on a Likert scale from 1 = strongly disagree to 5 = strongly agree

1) The teaching was clear in its aims and outcomes

2) The content of the tutorials was appropriate for my level of understanding

3) The teaching helped me to make sense of the subject

4) The teaching was relevant to my needs and concerns

5) I had plenty of opportunity to practice consultation skills

6) I was given good feedback on my performance

7) The tutor was happy to answer my questions

8) The tutor's explanations were clear and unambiguous

9) The tutor encouraged my contributions to the tutorial

10) The tutor asked appropriate questions to stimulate thinking

11) The teaching room is well equipped and comfortable

12) The tutor was enthusiastic about working with us

13) The tutor was friendly and approachable

14) The tutor is someone I feel I can trust

15) The tutor was sensitive to my difficulties

16) I would be very happy to work with this tutor again

Open-ended questions

17) Were there any difficulties or problems with today's session?

18) What was the most stimulating or challenging part of today's session?

19) What do you feel are the most important things you learnt during this session?

20) What do you feel are the most important things you need to learn more about?

21) Is there any action that you want us to take as a result of today's teaching?


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

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