RTO # 40833

60SEC066 Patient History Taking: Commonly Used Mnemonics

60SEC066 Patient History Taking: Commonly Used Mnemonics

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This brief workshop titled “Patient History Taking: Commonly Used Mnemonics” introduces healthcare professionals to effective mnemonic strategies for thorough patient history taking. It covers popular mnemonics like SOAP (Subjective, Objective, Assessment, Plan), OPQRST (Onset, Provocation, Quality, Region/Radiation, Severity, Time), and SAMPLE (Symptoms, Allergies, Medications, Past medical history, Last meal, Events leading up to the illness/injury). Participants will learn how to apply these tools to gather comprehensive patient information efficiently, enhancing diagnostic accuracy and patient care.

Course Fees

Full Course Fee:



  • All learning material for this unit is provided via our online learning portal and all equipment is provided for the practical assessments.
  • A learner undertaking this course will require a specific skill level in Language, Literacy and Numeracy.

    The course has been assessed as requiring the following Australian Core Skills Framework levels:

    • Learning – Level 2
    • Reading – Level 2
    • Writing – Level 2
    • Oral Communication – Level 1
    • Numeracy – Level 1