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040117Y Interviewing and examining patients, 4 ECTS cr 
Code 040117Y  Validity 01.01.1950 -
Name Interviewing and examining patients  Abbreviation Interviewing an 
Scope4 ECTS cr   
TypeBasic Studies Discipline5401 Medicine 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Medicine 

Juha Auvinen 
Savolainen, Markku 
Vasunta, Riitta-Liisa 

ECTS Credits  2.5 credits 
Language of instruction  Finnish 
Timing  C4, autumn term 
Learning outcomes 

A student is able to distinguish the basic concepts of doctor- and patient-centered communication and to describe the principles of clinical examination of patients. In addition, a student is able to describe interprofessional collaboration in the work of doctor and dentist.



Contents  The course includes introduction to basic concepts of doctor-centered and patient- centered communication, as well as clinical examination of patients. 
Learning activities and teaching methods  Start seminar, exercise session for doctor-patient communication, practical period in health care center (3 days), and closing work-shop. 
Recommended or required reading  Kumpusalo E, Ahto M, Eskola K, Keinänen-Kiukaanniemi S, Kosunen E, Kunnamo I, Lohi J (ed.): Yleislääketiede, Kustannus Oy Duodecim, Karisto Oy, Hämeenlinna 2005. Pages 93-104, 105-115 and 116-123. Campbell, T.L. & Larivaara, P. 2004. Working with Families in primary care. Teoksessa: Jones R & ym. (ed.). Oxford Textbook of Primary Medical Care. Oxford University Press, 2004 s. 299-303. Larivaara, P, & Taanila, A. Towards interprofessional family-oriented teamwork in primary services:evaluation of an education programme. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 2004, 18/2:153-163. Mustajoki, P., Saha, H. & Sane, T. (ed.): Potilaan tutkiminen. Kustannus Oy Duodecim, Saarijärvi 2003. Pages 7-64. 
Assessment methods and criteria  Participation in the start seminar, exercise session for doctor-patient communication, practical period in health care center (3 days), and in closing work-shop. 
Grading  Accepted/fail 
Person responsible  Professor Markku Timonen 
Other information  Included in the study modules of the Public Health Science and General Practice, 3)
Clinical examination and treatment, 4) Rehalibition and social care 

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