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043053P Basic skills in doctor-patient relationship, 3 ECTS cr 
Code 043053P  Validity 01.08.2016 -
Name Basic skills in doctor-patient relationship  Abbreviation Basic skills in 
Scope3 ECTS cr   
TypeBasic Studies Discipline5401 Medicine 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Medicine 

Heli Vikeväinen 

ECTS Credits 

3 ECTS /81 hours of work

Language of instruction 



The second year (C4), spring semester

Learning outcomes 

Upon completion of the course, the student is able to:
- distinguish the basic concepts of doctor-centered and patient-centered communication;
- describe the term “reflection” and know the different definitions of “reflection”
- describe the interprofessional team-work in the physician’s as well as the dentist’s work


The course includes introduction to basic concepts of doctor-centered and patient- centered communication. Students will write reflection about their feelings concerning practical training in health centers and small group traininng

Mode of delivery 

Blended teaching. Moodle learning environment is used in teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Seminar, small group teaching, exercise session for doctor-patient communication, practical period in health care center (3 days), and closing work-shop and writing reflection.

Target group 

The students from medicine and dentistry

Prerequisites and co-requisites 


Recommended optional programme components 

The course has to be completed during preclinical period (the firts two years) of medical and dental studies.

Recommended or required reading 


Assessment methods and criteria 

Participation in the introductory seminar, small group teaching, exercise session for doctor-patient communication, practical period in health care center.



Person responsible 

Heli Vikeväinen

Working life cooperation 

The course includes training in health centers, where students follow and interview doctors.


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Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
Registration Potilas-lääkäri suhteen perusteet  Course  Juha Auvinen  26.01.22 -03.03.22

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