- two days in duration
- conducted for 16 participants
- taught by a multidisciplinary faculty of eight-to-nine instructors
- highly interactive, including simulated scenarios.
Through a combination of interactive lectures, small group activities, discussions and immersive simulation scenarios, participants address issues and events that occur in the clinical and operating theatre environment that require skills in communication, teamwork, decision making, conflict resolution and leadership.
At the end of this program, participants will be able to:
- describe the benefits and challenges associated with effective patient-doctor communication in surgical practice
- describe the benefits and challenges associated with effective teamwork and collegial communication in surgical practice
- identify personal strengths and areas for improvement with respect to skills relevant to the above domains
- identify methods for practising and integrating these skills in the workplace
- reflect on achieving appropriate professional behaviours.
- Patient-centred communication and professional skills
- Ethical decision making
- Communicating while operating
- Informed consent
- Error disclosure
- End of life discussions
- Communicating in teams
- Conflict resolution
- Communicating in a resuscitation
- Situational awareness.
The emphasis is on small group teaching, and immersing participants in interactive simulated patient scenarios. Feedback is provided routinely throughout the course.
This course includes content that aligns to the following surgical competencies:
- Collaboration and teamwork
- Health advocacy
- Judgement - clinical decision making
- Management and leadership
- Professionalism and ethics
- Scholarship and teaching.
For an outline of the two day course please view the TIPS course program (PDF 409.4KB)