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Project Development for Primary Health Care in Developing Countries

East Baltimore
4th term
International Health
4 credits
Academic Year:
2016 - 2017
Class Times:
  • M W,  3:30 - 5:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor s:
Gilbert Burnham

Focuses 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 Community Health Workers, approaches to sustainability, logistics of service delivery, monitoring, and evaluation, and presents the program 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