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Heritage in hospitals: Using museum objects to teach communications skills

Author(s): Guy Noble

Journal: University Museums and Collections Journal
ISSN 2071-7229

Volume: 3;
Start page: 203;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: Medical education | Hospitals | SSC | Wellbeing | Arts in health | Communication skills

Museum objects can be used to inspire a wide variety of teaching and learning. This paper discusses how museum objects can be used to teach communications skills to medical students as part of a project investigating the benefits of taking museum objects to patients at University College London Hospitals.