Healthcare education and training are undergoing a dramatic transformation. Healthcare delivery, its diagnostic and therapy processes, its management of wellness and disease, is increasingly digital, and ever more impersonal. The most central element – the patients – often sense this loss of literal hands-on human interaction, their clinical experience incomplete and impersonal. The manual diagnostic skills of Physical Diagnosis – Palpation, Percussion, Auscultation – are giving way to Diagnostic Imaging devices as the primary differential diagnostic and treatment plan resource, fingers touching computer keyboards, not the patient’s skin.
To facilitate and encourage student training and confidence in the valuable impact and outcomes of Physical Diagnosis, we introduce a new learning paradigm, integrating technology with the powerful, personal element of touch