Article

The value of medical student hepatitis B immunisation as part of clinical skills training in the Clinical Skills Unit of the University of the Free State

Published in: South African Family Practice
Volume 47, issue 4, 2005 , pages: 54–56
DOI: 10.1080/20786204.2005.10873219
Author(s): EAM PrinslooDepartment of Family Medicine,, G JoubertDepartment of Biostatistics,, L De BruynClinical Skills Unit,, S AdamDepartment of Family Medicine Faculty of Health Sciences,, J BotesDepartment of Family Medicine Faculty of Health Sciences,

Abstract

Background: It is compulsory for medical students of the University of the Free State to be immunised against hepatitis B before they have contact with clinical patients. Previously, the students were vaccinated on campus at the student health services. With the implementation of Curriculum 2000 (the revised MBChB programme), hepatitis B immunisation, as an example of an invasive procedure, was incorporated into the medical students' clinical skills training programme. The aim of this study was to assess the students' perceptions regarding immunising their peers, being immunised by their peers and the educational value of this process.

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