This module introduces students to the work of health
professionals. Students will acquire a systematic
understanding of the ways in which patients adjust to their
illnesses based on the diagnosis. Students will also be
taught the underlying theoretical aspects of the concept
of communication in patient care, while recognising the
importance of working in a multidisciplinary team of
healthcare professionals. This module also provides an
overview of the organisation of the hospital departments,
electronic medical records system and interviewing
skills to record information from patients. Equipped with
essential patient care principles and skills, students
will be able to appreciate and apply the attitudinal and
behavioural aspects appropriate to health professionals.
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