221.635.01 Advances in Community-Oriented Primary Health Care
- International Health
- 3rd term
- 4 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2019 - 2020
- East Baltimore
- Class Times:
- Tu Th, 3:30 - 5:20pm
220.601 We routinely waive the requirement for 220.601- Introduction to International Health. However, students are expected to understand and apply the basic concepts of public health, conduct a literature search on PubMed, and read public health journals.
Introduces students to the origins and recent advances in community-oriented primary health care through case studies from both developing and developed countries. Like hands-on clinical bedside teaching, the course uses real cases to help students develop problem-solving skills in practical situations. Program examples included in the course all use community participatory and community-based approaches to address priority health problems. Strongly focuses on equity and empowerment in all cases discussed.
- Learning Objectives:
- Describe frameworks and examples of community-oriented primary health care, both classical examples as well as current examples
- Demonstrate practical methods of promoting participatory activities in communities and action groups
- Discuss practical techniques for developing partnerships to improve bottom-up participation of communities, top-down support by officials, and outside-in facilitation by technical advisors and civil society organizations
- Explore in depth and be able to describe concepts of equity, sustainability, scaling up, community empowerment, and challenges in promoting changes in behaviors and social norms
- Describe strategies of multi-sectoral collaboration and integration with health services
- Discuss participatory methods in building community capacity to solve priority problems in varied health care settings
- Incorporate lessons from case studies for the students' own future work and teaching
- Methods of Assessment:
Student evaluation based on submission of daily class assignments, a final paper, and class participation.
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required