EQClinic

An online platform for improving medical communication


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Medical communication training


The communication skills of doctors and other health professionals have a significant impact on patient outcomes. For this reason, developing effective communication skills is often part of the teaching curriculum and ongoing training of medical students. The EQClinic is an online platform that was developed to provide medical students with greater access to simulated patients. The EQClinic enables students to practice their consultation skills and receive feedback from simulated patients and teaching staff. In addition, the EQClinic provides important feedback about students' non-verbal communication during their consultations.

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Papers on EQClinic

  • [Journal] Chunfeng Liu, Renee L. Lim, Kathryn L McCabe, Silas Taylor, Rafael A. Calvo “A web-based telehealth training platform incorporating automated non-verbal behaviour feedback for teaching communication skills to medical students: a randomised crossover study” Journal Medical Internet Research. Vol 18, #9 (2016). (Access)

  • [Journal] Liu C, Scott KM, Lim R, Taylor SC and Calvo RA (2016). EQClinic: a platform for learning communication skills in clinical consultations. Medical Education Online, [S.l.], v. 21, jul. 2016. ISSN 1087-2981. (Access)

  • [Journal] Liu C, Calvo RA and Lim R (2016). Improving medical students’ awareness of their nonverbal communication through automated nonverbal behavior feedback. Front. ICT 3:11. doi: 10.3389/fict.2016.00011 (Access)

  • [Conference] Chunfeng Liu, Rafael A. Calvo, Renee Lim, Silas Taylor (to appear) “EQClinic: a platform for improving medical students’ clinical communication skills”. Proceedings of Health Information Systems, 5-6 November, Shanghai. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 9894, Springer.

  • [Abstract] Taylor, S. Lim, R. & Liu, C. (2017, January). OSPIA: Innovative Online Simulation-Based Communication Skills Training For Healthcare Students. Poster presented at the annual International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare, Orlando, Florida, USA.

  • [Abstract] Taylor, S. Lim, R. Liu, C. & Calvo, R. (2017, January). The OSPIA communication skills learning platform improves healthcare student communication skills. Poster presented at the annual International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare, Orlando, Florida, USA.

  • [Abstract] Taylor, S. Lim, R. Liu, C. & Calvo, R. (2016, November) Online Simulated Patient Interaction and Assessment (OSPIA): Does an Innovative Online SBME Communication Skills Learning Platform Improve Healthcare Student Communication Skills? Poster presented at the Asia-Pacific Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare, Singapore.

  • [Abstract] Liu C, Lim R, Calvo RA, Taylor SC, and McCabe K. EQclinic: Providing Automated Online Feedback To Students On Non-Verbal Communication Behaviours. In: 14th International Conference on Communication in Healthcare.; September 7th-10th 2016; University Convention Center Heidelberg. abstract nr. 441.

  • [Abstract] Taylor SC, Lim R, Liu C, McCabe K, and Calvo RA,. Innovative Online Communication Skills Training For Healthcare Students: OSPIA Platform. In: 14th International Conference on Communication in Healthcare.; September 7th-10th 2016; University Convention Center Heidelberg. abstract nr. 439.

  • [Workshop] Liu C, Scott K, Calvo RA. "Towards a Reflective Online Clinic (ROC): A Tool to Support Interviewing Skills".CHI’15 Workshop on Developing Skills for Wellbeing. Seoul, Korea. April, 2015 (Access)

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