Patient Examination Volunteer

  • VO67484


Description

These examinations require volunteer patients with clear physical signs (e.g. a heart murmur) that can be found by a skilled doctor when they examine a patient, or symptoms (e.g. breathlessness). The use of "real" patients in clinical examinations allows the candidate to discover abnormalities on examination in a way that actors and manikins cannot, and gives the students an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge, attitudes, behaviours and skills in a much more reliable way.

Organisation aims and objectives

To provide first class education to vet students so they qualify with excellent range of skills and knowledge

Availability

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There is no minimum time constraints. Some patients do a couple of days a year and some do a few hours once a year.Weekdays

Restrictions

Experience required: Need clear physical signs and be keen to help with the training of our doctors.
Travel details: These exams are run 3 times a year and are held at the Western General Hospital. We provide taxis to take patients to and from the hospital and home.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Mileage paid at 37p per mile if taxi not used. Lunch provided and also teas and coffees.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 6 days ago