Soft Skill Development/Communication skill
It is observed that formal training given on basic soft skills or communication skills (CS) during dental undergraduate years can help to develop a better doctor-patient relationship throughout the clinical practice. Developing communication skills was felt as a need through formal training as well as in assessment, hence Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, India, incorporated it in the curriculum. This module is designed to train third-year BDS students for communication skills. Third-year BDS students are sensitized for communication skills through a module. The module is divided into four important aspects;
- Components and barriers of effective CS while dealing with patients
- Training for effective communication viva voce examination
- Communicating effectively with different types of patients
- Improve Prescription writing as a communication skill.