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221.661.01 PROJECT DEVELOPMENT FOR PRIMARY HEALTH CARE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

Department:
International Health
Term:
4th term
Credits:
4 credits
Academic Year:
2014 - 2015
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • M W,  3:30 - 5:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Gilbert Burnham
Course Instructors:

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Prerequisite:

220.601 (Introduction to International Health) is required for students without international health experience

Description:

Supplements 220.601 by focusing on the practical problems in the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of primary health care programs in developing countries. Students design a primary health care program addressing community participation, needs assessment, training and supervision of CHWs, approaches to sustainability, logistics of service delivery, monitoring, and evaluation, and present them to the class.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Write realistic, appropriate and measurable project objectives
  2. Develop an implementation strategy for a primary health care project
  3. Create a health monitoring and evaluation component for the project
  4. Write a budget and the narrative summary for the project you have designed
  5. Conduct a 30-cluster household survey measuring child health indicators
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation will be based on the a midterm (20%), a final exercise (20%), a group assignment (PHC proposal) (40%), and participation (both group and in class) (20%).

Instructor Consent:

No consent required