What Artefacts Constitute Clinical Records

The clinical record is not restricted to what is written in the clinical notes. This micro skills course looks at what also constitutes clinical records and how these can be kept safely for the required period of time. The benefits and drawbacks of computerised systems are also explored.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
Faculty of Dental Surgery Royal College of Surgeons

What will I learn?

  1. By the end of this session you will be able to:
  2. List the artefacts that also constitute a clinical record
  3. Describe how these might be stored safely
  4. Discuss the relative merits and drawbacks of computerised systems
  5. Identify how to minimise any potential drawbacks of keeping computer records
  6. Evaluate what needs to be kept, for how long and what constitutes safe storage

Course provided in association with


  • This eLearning session is provided by the Content Providers listed above but it does not in any way constitute a qualification or accreditation from them.
  • Certificates provided at the end of each session are issued by Talisium under licence and cannot be used by students to seek membership, fellowship or any other form of recognition by the Content Provider.
  • This micro skills course may contain references to UK laws, regulations, policies and practice guidelines.
  • You should apply the lessons within the context of your local environment.
  • This micro skills course may contain features that are not optimised for mobile devices.