The course in Family Medicine at Copenhagen University takes place in the last term before the students graduate. The course is mandatory.
During the course each student work eight days as a doctor in a general practice clinic. They video record their consultations and analyse them in small group sessions at the university with their teacher and fellow students.
The final evaluation of the students includes a video of a consultation with the student in the doctor role, seeing a real patient, and the student´s skills in the subsequent analysis of the process.
On the first and last day of the course the whole group of students watch a test-video of a consultation with a GP and an actor. The actor was told the topic of the consultation and to react intuitively to the GP as a real patient would do. The GP was not instructed beforehand.
After watching the video they fill in a ten item questionnaire (DanSCORE), registering important elements from the patient centred consultation.
For the on-line teaching we use video-clips of parts of consultations between a GP and an actor. They last between one and five minutes and are accompanied by questions from the DanSCORE questionnaire. They are meant to produce reflections and so there may be more than one answer to some items.