SAMS 528 Introduction to Clinical Practice

As a continuum of the problem-oriented medical record skills learned in previous coursework, this course is designed for the student to practice and refine methods of incorporating physical examination, historical information collection, and development of problem lists based on current clinical cases from the Small Animal Clinic. Client relations and communication skills are enforced. Creation of the medical record and the importance of clinical practice management are discussed and practiced by the student. Emphasis will be placed on enhancement of communication skills.