Using insights from cognitive science for the teaching of clinical skills: AMEE Guide 155"

Dario Cecilio-Fernandes*, Rakesh Patel, JOHN SANDARS

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Abstract

Students have to develop a wide variety of clinical skills, from cannulation to advanced life support, prior to entering clinical practice. An important challenge for health professions’ educators is the implementation of strategies for effectively supporting students in their acquisition of different types of clinical skills and also to minimise skill decay over time. Cognitive science provides a unified approach that can inform how to maximize clinical skill acquisition and also to minimize skill decay. The Guide discusses the nature of expertise and mastery development, the key insights from cognitive science for clinical skill development and skill retention, how these insights can be practically applied and integrated with current approaches used in clinical skills teaching.
Original languageEnglish
JournalMedical Teacher
Early online date23 Jan 2023
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 23 Jan 2023

Keywords

  • clinical skill
  • skill acquisition
  • skill retention
  • cognitive scinece

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