CASE STUDIES IN PRIMARY HEALTH CARE Syllabus
Course Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- • Describe frameworks and examples of community-oriented primary health care, both classical examples as well as recent 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
Introduces students to the origins and recent advances in community-oriented primary health care through case studies from both developing and developed countries. Like clinical bedside teaching, the course uses real cases to help students develop problem-solving skills in practical situations. Program examples included all use community participatory and community-based approaches to address priority health problems. There is a strong focus on equity and empowerment in all cases discussed.
Those who have an interest in the practical issues of implementing primary health care programs in developing countries.
Methods of Assessment
Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on discussion, participation and a final paper.
Grading Restrictions: Letter grade
Academic Ethics Code
The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:
Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.
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