Students at Birmingham Dental Hospital receive clinical communication training in years 1, 2 and 3. Training takes place in small groups in a simulated surgery, with members of the ISU team taking patient and facilitator roles.
First year scenarios include fears, phobias and inappropriate requests. Second year scenarios focus on patients with physical and mental heath disabilities. Third year scenarios concentrate on breaking bad news, abuse and complaint handling.
Role players also feature annually in the year 2 dental OSCE.
For further information relating to the teaching of this course please contact Connie Wiskin