Do communication training programs improve students’ communication skills? - a follow-up study

@inproceedings{SimmenrothNayda2011DoCT,
  title={Do communication training programs improve students’ communication skills? - a follow-up study},
  author={Anne Simmenroth-Nayda and Cora Weiss and Thomas Fischer and Wolfgang Himmel},
  booktitle={BMC Research Notes},
  year={2011}
}
Although it is taken for granted that history-taking and communication skills are learnable, this learning process should be confirmed by rigorous studies, such as randomized pre- and post-comparisons. The purpose of this paper is to analyse whether a communication course measurably improves the communicative competence of third-year medical students at a German medical school and whether technical or emotional aspects of communication changed differently. A sample of 32 randomly selected… CONTINUE READING
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