|Relationship with Patients: Care
|The complexities of the doctor-patient relationship including empathy and compassion, power differentials, respect, trust and advocacy.
|Relationship with Patients: Communication
|Important aspects of communication with patients, including use of language, jargon and elements of cultural awareness. This module also covers informed consent and the importance of patients becoming 'partners' in their own healthcare.
|Relationship with Colleagues
|Professional loyalty, collegiality and the important area of interprofessional teamworking. This module also deals with raising concerns/whistleblowing and the causes and effects of disruptive behaviour.
|Relationship with Society
|The fundamental basis of a profession is our implicit contract with society to uphold basic standards of behaviour and professional performance including service to society, altruism and self-regulation.
|Issues concerning the scope of professional practice, continuous professional development, self-reflection and audit and safe introduction of new technology/new procedures into clinical practice.
|Honesty and Integrity
|Advertising and portrayal of services, conflicts of interest, duty of candour and the obligation to maintain adequate professional indemnity.
|The duty to maintain patient confidentiality is a core responsibility of all doctors. This module explores this responsibility including elements of data protection, conversations with relatives, electronic patient records and the use of social media.
|Maintaining Health and Fitness to Practice
|Important issues around physician health, burnout, substance abuse and sources of help/support for doctors with health issues.
|Adverse events in healthcare, risk management and safety checklists, infection control and medication safety.
|Continuity of Care
|Documentation of patient care, delegation and transfer of care and clinical handover including handover tools.
|Ethical principles in modern healthcare with a particular focus on dealing with vulnerable patients, research ethics and clinical trials.
|Teaching and Mentoring
|Tradition of teaching and mentoring the next generation of doctors with an emphasis on the importance of role models and the responsibilities of adequately supervising trainee doctors.