Section I: Cognitive, Behavioural, Clinical and Procedural Skills Learning and Assessment Circuit
The flexible multi-purpose twelve two-room units can interchangeably be used as a simulated clinic or for small group learning. The rooms are equipped with interactive multi-boards and have examiner observation facilities via one way glass.
Section I has a Simulated Patient Registry Center and videoconferencing facilities.
Higher Order Cognitive Skills Development
Section I has facilities for small group learning, video-based learning and learning by virtual reality.
Developing Effective Communication Skills and Professionalism
Students learn patient-centered interviewing, reassuring and health education / behaviour modification counseling skills, breaking bad news and dealing with difficult patients, and conflict resolution and negotiation skills.
Students learn to be culturally sensitive and to make ethical choices, while becoming comfortable with talking to simulated patients.
Students learn history taking and physical examination, with emphasis on life-saving exercises, sensitive examinations and where student refusal may occur. They also learn the basic procedural skills.
Section I promotes team-building through small group discussions and team-based simulations - an important goal for CIME.
Designed as a circuit with observation rooms, Section I is ideal for holding Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs).