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Medical Student Education

Family Medicine

Communication Skills

CSHP-1321 Communication Skills for Health Professionals (3 credit hours)

Required of all first-year medical students. This interdisciplinary course addresses basic communication skills that are utilized by health professionals. The course focuses on data gathering skills, development of rapport, listening skills, and empathic and facilitative responses. Principles of interpersonal, family, group and interdisciplinary communication strategies are addressed. Students begin to address ways to reconcile differences in expectations between patients and health care providers.


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