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The Doctor by Samuel Fildes, 1893. (Image courtesy of Wellcome Library, Creative Commons by-nc 2.0 UK: England & Wales)
Highlights of this Course

The patient's perspective of staying healthy, becoming ill, being ill, and their experiences with the health care system as viewed through the medical interview, will initiate the lifelong, interpersonal activity of providing effective patient care.This course teaches the skills to achieve this.

Course Description

Effective interviewing of patients is essential for doctors. This course is an introduction to those human experiences which pervade and define the doctor-patient relationship as well as an introduction to the development of the competencies that will make accurate data collection possible. This course will provide the student with the basic skills, attitudes and knowledge required for that endeavor.

Please note that the course as presented here does not contain the full content of the course as taught at Tufts. The included content is based on material the Tufts faculty and instructors choose to include, as well as factors such as content preparation, software compatibility, and intellectual property and copyright restrictions.
Course Faculty
Jonathan Schindelheim
Wayne J. Altman
Amy K. Chi
Barbara Friedman
Robert A. Kalish
Susan Koch-Weser
Benjamin Liptzin
Linda M. Long
Luis Sanchez
Course Length
20 Hours
1st year