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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:
2017 - 2018
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:
Resources:
Description:

This course is designed to help course participants to design a health project in low and middle income country, and to compose and submit an effective proposal. This course is for you if you see the design and implementation of health projects in your future career. You should not take this course, if you have had great experience in the design of health projects already, or if you do not see you will be doing this type of work in the future. The design of projects in this class will be done through group work, the same way all projects are designed. If you are tired of group work, give this class a miss.

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. Understand the need for a project to improve health services or introduce new approaches or interventions
  2. Conduct a 30-cluster household survey to substantiate and quantify needs identified
  3. Write realistic, appropriate and measurable project objectives
  4. Develop an implementation strategy for a primary health care project
  5. Know how to develop a Human Resources plan and to manage project personnel
  6. Create a health monitoring and evaluation component for the project
  7. Write a budget and the narrative summary for the project you have designed
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation will be based on the a midterm (25%), the group project development (PHC proposal) (40%), and participation (both group and in class) (20%).

Instructor Consent:

No consent required