Communication with Patients in a Research Setting

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Aim of the course is to provide basic knowledge of communication theory and skills, and to give advice, tips and tricks on how to communicate effectively with patients in a clinical research setting.

The course will run twice a year and takes up one working day.

Scheduled dates:
September 22, 2016
April 13, 2017

An overview will be given of communication theories. The most important communication skills will be discussed, such as how to establish a good working relationship with the patient, ask for informed consent, pose effective questions, coordinate the setting and - respectfully - maintain structure. We will discuss problem situations of individual course participants and practice skills with the aid of a simulated patient

Target audience:
AMC PhD candidates.

The course is taught in Dutch, since communication with patients will mostly be in Dutch.

A participation certificate is issued. Attendance is registered.

Study load:
8 hours, which is comparable to 0.3 ECTS points.

Number of participants:
Maximum 6 per course.

No charge for registered AMC PhD candidates. Employees of the AMC or AMC Medical Research BV can participate provided slots are available. All other participants are charged a fee of 125 euro.

Course Coordinator:
Ms M.A. Hillen, PhD / Medical Psychology / / tel. +31 (0)20 566 4631.

More information:
From the course coordinator or AMC Graduate School / / room J1A-112 / tel. +31 (0)20 566 4618


AMC Graduate School
Tel: +31 (0)20 - 5663108