What to teach - models

Below you find an Excel spreadsheet which lists resources that we have collated so far on models of the consultation and curriculum models.
By consultation models, we mean models that describe the structure and skills of a healthcare interview between a patient and a practitioner.
By curriculum models, we mean descriptions of the overall content of a communication curriculum, which will extend beyond the core skills of the medical interview to cover for instance specific communication issues and communication with other health care professionals.
tEACH unified curriculum
Many health professions now teach communication to undergraduate students. Yet the provision of common learning objectives in communication for health care professionals across disciplines is still rare despite considerable overlap in the core communication process skills used by the different professional groups.
tEACH has therefore developed the first, international list of core topics for a unified curriculum for teaching communication skills for students in health professions (e.g. nursing, medicine, dentistry, psychology, pharmacy, physiotherapy) based on a European consensus of 121 experts.

The newly developed Health Professions Core Communication Curriculum (HPCCC) is organized around three central themes:
- Communication with patients
- Intra- and interpersonal communication (Professionalism and Reflection)
- Communication in healthcare teams (Professional Communication)
Below is an example of some of the competencies included in the curriculum. As you will see from the sample the HPCC has been translated into several different languages to help teachers use this tool in their own countries and institutions. Languages available include: French, German, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Spanish and Russian. A Portuguese version will be available soon.
If you would like to access the complete HPCCC in English you can follow the link http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2012.10.016. In the members area of this website the HPCCC is also available in the other languages.



The members of the Core Curriculum subgroup and authors of the HPCCC are listed below. Please do not hesitate to contact any of the group for further information or if you would like support in using the curriculum.
Cadja Bachmann, Medicine, Germany  (main contact)
c [dot] bachmann [at] uke [dot] uni-hamburg [dot] de

Henry Abramovitch, Medicine, Israel
abramh [at] post [dot] tau [dot] ac [dot] il

Carmen Gabriela Barbu, Endocrinology, Romania
carmen_gabriela_barbu [at] yahoo [dot] co [dot] uk

Afonso Miguel Cavaco, Pharmacy, Portugal
acavaco [at] ff [dot] ul [dot] pt

Rosario Dago Elorza, Paediatrics, Spain
charo_dago [at] telefonica [dot] net

Rainer Haak, Dentistry, Germany
rainer [dot] haak [at] medizin [dot] uni-leipzig [dot] de

Elizabete Loureiro, Psychology & Medical Education, Portugal
emfl [at] med [dot] up [dot] pt

Anna Ratajska, Psychology & Medical Education, Poland
aniarat [at] wp [dot] pl

Sandra Winterburn, Nursing, UK
s [dot] winterburn [at] uea [dot] ac [dot] uk

From this page you can find the resources themselves, grouped under consultation models and curriculum models. These resources are only available to members of EACH.



National representatives