Liverpool Undergraduate Communication Assessment Scale (LUCAS)

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Tool focus: Assessment

Communication topics:
Empathy/relationship building
Professionalism & self awareness

Type of tool: Assessment

Year of publication: 2012

Language: English

Professions in which tool to be used: Medicine

Level of learner: Undergraduate

Goals/Educational objectives:
Checklist for the observation of student-standardised patient encounters using a 3-point scale. topics covered: introduction, general communication skills, professional behaviour and conduct

Huntley CD, Salmon P, Fisher PL, Fletcher I, Young B. LUCAS: a theoretically informed instrument to assess clinical communication in objective structured clinical examinations. Medical Education 2012: 46: 267‰ÛÒ276.

HPCCC Core curriculum objectives

A. Communication with patients:
Relationship building

B. Intra- & interpersonal communication (professionalism & reflection):

C. Communication in healthcare teams (professional communication):

Simulated clinical encounter: No

Access: Public

Author(s) and affiliation(s): Huntley CD; Salmon P; Fisher PL; Fletcher I; Young B