COGConnect as a teaching and learning tool in practice

Juliet N Brown, Jess S Buchan*, Trevor D B Thompson, Gayani S Herath

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference Poster


COGConnect (1,2) is a visual resource for teaching and learning 21st Century consultation skills: it centres five core values of Compassion, Curiosity, Creativity, Collaboration and Criticality, with each COG reflecting the phases of a clinical consultation. With its tag line of “Connection. Cognition. Care”, it reminds learners and teachers that consulting is a whole-person commitment of head, heart and hands. It can be used for teaching and learning, reflection and assessment within individual clinical encounters. However, it can also be utilised as a tool for educators to map clinical learning sessions in an undergraduate curriculum, facilitating the integrated delivery of teaching across Clinical Reasoning, Clinical Communication and Clinical Skills. This poster presents a diagrammatic representation of COGConnect and its exemplar teaching sessions at Bristol Medical School.
• Thompson T, Grove L, Brown J, Buchan J, Kerry AL, Burge S. COGConnect: A new visual resource for teaching and learning effective consulting. Patient Educ Couns. 2021 Aug;104(8):2126-2132. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2020.12.016. Epub 2021 Jan 6. PMID: 33422369.
• COGConnect Website
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2023
EventUK Council of Clinical Communication conference - Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 23 Mar 202324 Mar 2023


ConferenceUK Council of Clinical Communication conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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