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Consultants Masterclass in Human Factors - Expert Communication

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Wednesday, 25 April 2018 from 09:30 to 16:30 (IST)

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The course will focus on approaches to incorporating teaching about communication into the clinical workplace. Teaching communication skills during clinical training is important to reinforce communication skills learned in formal courses. Clinical supervisors can find this task challenging to accomplish. The course will explore “informal” clinical communication teaching opportunities such as role modeling, observation and explicit teaching in the patient’s presence. The course will be highly interactive and participant centred, with a mixture of experiential learning and didactic teaching.

  • Participants will share their experiences and concerns regarding opportunities, strategies and challenges for communication teaching in the clinical setting. The course will focus on training and empowering clinical supervisors to emphasise communication skills during clinical teaching.
  • Participants will also have the opportunity to practice and share a variety of approaches to clinical teaching of communication skills using materials such as role play, clinical vignettes and trainee videos.
  • Group problem solving will seek to address obstacles that participants face in attempting to emphasise communication skills during clinical training. This will include how to maximise the efficacy of feedback.
  • All participants will be given the opportunity to identify how insights from the course can be practically implemented in their specific institutional setting and what they perceive as the most important take home points from the course.


Professor of Clinical Communication & End-of-Life Care, Deakin University School of medicine, Melbourne, Australia. Director, Centre for Organisational Change in Person-Centred Healthcare, Deakin University,
Faculty of Health. Palliative Medicine Physician @ Barwon Health

Peter has been a clinician for 30 years. After doing a variety of medical rotations as a junior doctor he came to Australia hoping to train as a cardiologist. A Fellowship in Palliative Medicine & Progressive Neurology changed his career direction. He trained at a large University Hospital in south-east Melbourne (Monash Medical Centre) in a Professorial palliative care unit mainstreamed in a large tertiary hospital with a big cancer service. He returned to work in an NHS Cancer Unit in the UK before returning to direct one of the largest inpatient palliative care units in Australia at St. Vincent’s Health in Melbourne. In 2006 he moved to Geelong ( city 75kms west of Melbourne) to direct a large integrated palliative care program. He has led a dedicated cancer cachexia service since 2004; one of only a few worldwide.

As a contrast Peter spent a year as a Monash Institute of Public Health scholar in the Department of Medical Informatics following up on his thesis on clinical database design.

He has taught communication skills for 20+ years including Cambridge, Monash, Melbourne and Deakin medical schools. He has taught at numerous postgraduate courses with a variety of health professional disciplines nationally over the last 15+ years.

More recently Peter has become the Australian National Representative for the International Association for Communication in Healthcare (EACH) and chairs the policy / practice sub-group (pEACH) of this group.

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Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
26 York Street
2 Dublin

Wednesday, 25 April 2018 from 09:30 to 16:30 (IST)

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Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

For over 200 years RCSI has played a major role in medical education and training in Ireland. Founded in 1784 to train surgeons, today the College provides extensive education and training in the healthcare professions at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

  • RCSI was established on 11 February 1784
  • Total registered students: 3,806
  • Undergraduate students: 2,212
  • Postgraduate students: 1,594
  • Surgical trainees: 432 
  • Number of staff:  952
  • Research funding income 2013/2014: €35.7m
  • The Surgical College is the national training body for surgery in Ireland.
  • More than 60 countries are represented on RCSI’s international student body.
  • RCSI has a University in Bahrain; two Medical Schools in Malaysia (at Perdana University and Penang Medical College, jointly with UCD); and an Institute in Dubai.
  • RCSI is a not-for-profit organisation.
  • RCSI's Mission: To educate, nurture and discover for the benefit of human health 
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