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Integrative Activity in Community-Based Primary Health Care

4th term
Online Programs for Applied Learning
4 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
William Brieger

Students are expected to have completed all "Year 1" and "Year 2" OPAL MAS Community Based PHC courses except that they will be concurrently taking 607.751.86 in their final term.


This course will enable the learner to apply skills obtained through the coursework in the MAS in Community-Based Primary Health Care to design or update a community based PHC program in a real life community. Learners will select a community where they have lived or worked and obtain data and reports to analyze the social, cultural, epidemiological and demographic profile of the community and use this information to design strategies that involvement community members in improving their health. Learners will draw on previous course materials and independent desk review to produce a program strategy/plan document that includes human and material resource development and an evaluation component.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Use community-based approaches to address priority health problems through full participation of community members and groups
  2. Conduct desk reviews and design household surveys that could yield relevant health and social data needed to plan community based PHC programs
  3. Analyze local contexts and project implementation designs in order to develop evaluation plans that can be practically applied to community based PHC programs in middle and low-resource settings
  4. Design (or update) a community based primary health care program from the analysis through implementation to evaluation stages
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 10% Assignments
  • 10% Assignments
  • 10% Assignments
  • 10% Assignments
  • 10% Assignments
  • 50% Final Project

Enrollment Restriction:

Restricted to students in MAS in Community-based Primary Health Care Program in Global Health

Instructor Consent:

No consent required