Introduction to semiology: construction of clinical history. Reflections of a digital extension course




Medical Education, Semiology, Digital education


INTRODUCTION: The clinical interview is an essential procedure in the process of the clinical encounter, of care whenever the doctor behaves with a capacity for respect, interest, authenticity, coherence and empathic understanding. Anamnesis favors the recognition of others, their needs, fears and anxieties. Based on these reflections, we assessed the need to offer an extension course on the construction of anamnesis, in digital format, at the State University of Bahia (UNEB), which addresses issues and which equips students so that they have the necessary knowledge to face the consequences caused by the pandemic COVID-19, and the absence of face-to-face higher education classes in the State of Bahia. OBJECTIVES: To develop a set of knowledge that lead to the sedimentation of the construction of the clinical history (anamnesis) and exploration of the main signs and symptoms. METHODOLOGY: The course was executed entirely on the Google classroomÒ / MeetÒ platform in 09 meetings, from 18/08 to 14/10 2020, with 24 students enrolled and divided into 2 classes of 12 students. The methodology included synchronous activities (theoretical classes and discussions) and asynchronous activities (video lessons available on the platform, support material and activities for home). The theoretical evaluation was performed using the googleforms form, as well as the course evaluation research form. CONCLUSIONS: The evaluation made by the students brought feelings of thanks, enchantment and fulfillment for participating in a course focused on Medical Semiology, as it was the first contact with the Medical Course for some of the students. In view of the results, and the reflection of the teachers, there was a desire to repeat the extension course, especially for newly enrolled students, as they realized the importance of such an activity during this period of uncertainty.


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Author Biography

Carolina Bittencourt Moura de Almeida, Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saúde Pública Universidade do Estado da Bahia

Professora Assistente da UNEB e da Escola Bahiana de Medicina


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How to Cite

Moura de Almeida, C. B., & Guimarães Gotardo, D. R. (2022). Introduction to semiology: construction of clinical history. Reflections of a digital extension course . International Journal of Education and Health, 6, e3745.



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