Courses Catalogue

Introduction To Clinical Methods And Clerkship

COURSE CODE: CLM 2208
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 2
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Clinical Medicine and Community Health, Diploma
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Allied Health Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

Clinical Methods are the techniques to obtain information from a patient in order to make a diagnosis. The skills are divided into clinical communication, clinical examination and procedural skills. They are usually learned separately and then integrated together according to the particular situation and the type of problem that a patient presents with. This course will therefore focus on how to take good history, how to conduct a thorough clinical examination and ordering relevant investigations

Course Justification
A detailed and intelligently-gathered history, skilled clinical examination and appropriate investigations are all of vital importance in determining the presence of illness, in assessing its severity, in making a diagnosis and in determining the importance of other factors which may influence the patient‟s response to both the illness and its treatment. Therefore this course is to prepare the trainees for their most important role in the clinical world; making a diagnosis

Course Aim
The aim of this course is to prepare the trainees for their most important role in the clinical world; making a diagnosis

Learning outcomes 
a)      Discuss the importance of various medical record in patient care.
b)      Discuss the major steps in history taking.
c)      Explain the Importance of history taking.
d)     Demonstrate the ability to physical and general examination
e)      Demonstrate ability to order  appropriate investigations