One Week Medical School
Introduction to clinical reasoning for non-physicians
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The One week Medical School programme is a short but intensive medical training course designed for postgraduate students and professionals involved in the field of health (except for medical doctors). This highly interdisciplinary course will allow participants to gain a better grasp of the main issues and challenges faced by doctors. There are no prerequisites in terms of medical and scientific knowledge.
Key questions addressed will be: How do doctors make decisions? What are the cutting edge issues in the main medical specialties? What is the importance of evidence-based medicine and of uncertainty in the practice of medicine ?
A wide variety of medical specialists will be teaching, professors and practitioners from the Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital of Geneva. Training methods will be close to those used for medical students in Geneva. For example, participants will be challenged by exposure to practical cases simulated by professional actors. Participants will also be proposed to spend half a day's bedside teaching in a hospital ward in Geneva in the week prior to the One Week Medical School.