Short course

Patient-Centred Care

RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences

What's in this course?

This short course on patient-centred care will introduce you to the concept of patient-centred care and help you think about how this may be rationally included in your day-to-day clinical practice.

Patient-centred care

Designed for frontline healthcare workers

This course is suitable for junior doctors in speciality training, nurses, midwives in training and clinical officers/allied health professional. 

Varied activities

Quizzes, videos, journal articles



Paul Okeny

 MBChB, M.Med (Surgery), FCS (ECSA), PGDip Medical Education.
Paul Okeny is a Ugandan Surgeon. He has practiced surgery in Uganda, South Sudan, and the UK. Currently he is attached to the Institute of Global Surgery at RCSI as a research scholar and also teaches surgery to students at the College of Health Sciences, Makerere University in Kampala – Uganda.

Mark Shrime

Professor Mark G. Shrime is the International Chief Medical Officer at Mercy Ships and a Lecturer in Global Health and Social Medicine at the Harvard Medical School.
He previously served as the O’Brien Chair of Global Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, as the founder and Director of the Center for Global Surgery Evaluation at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, and as Research Director for the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change at Harvard.
He is the author of seminal papers on the global burden of surgical disease, the financial burden facing surgical patients, and the number of people who cannot access safe surgery worldwide. He served as a co-author on the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery.

This course is provided by RCSI

Founded as the national training body for surgery in Ireland, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland has been at the forefront of healthcare education since its establishment in 1784. Today, RCSI is an innovative, world-leading international health sciences university. Our mission is to educate, nurture and discover for the benefit of human health.

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