COMMUNICATION (COM)

Learning Outcome

Body language

Code

COM8

Description

Trainees must be aware of the importance of their own non-verbal communication (body language) during a consultation and how this may affect the patient. They must be aware of the non-verbal clues in patients, carers and relatives and respond appropriately.

Assessment

MSF and  end of year 2-3/4 review/COECSA exams

Target Year of Achievement

Year 1 with annual reviews

Related Learning Outcomes

COM1-COM14

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