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Module Code: DPH201
Module Title: Organising the Health of the Public IV: Micro-Level Health Care: The Health of Communities
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Health and Environmental Science
Pre-requisites: DPH002
The community level of health is the basic unit of health care. Students will understand health care structure through an analysis of the local level of health care. Community assessment and interventions will be critically assessed with a special emphasis on Primary Health Care.
Learning outcomes 
A Distinguish how best to define a community.

B Identify the special health requirements of communities.

C Describe the pertinent health care stakeholders in and affiliated with communities.

D Critically interpret the community participation discourse.

E Identify social capital using a positive deviance analysis.

F Question the value of Primary Health Care.
Method of teaching and learning 
Lecture, discussion and community assessments.
Week 1 What is Community Health

Examination of the issues in defining community and community health by a consistent standard.

Week 2 Why is Community Health Important br>
Analysis of the importance of local-level healthcare.

Week 3 Special Needs of Community Health

Assessments of the strengths and health care needs of the specific contexts of communities.

Week 4 Defining Primary Health Care

Introduction to the concept of Primary Health Care.

Week 5 Roots of Primary Health Care: Mao, Castro, Allende and Rockefeller Overview of the roots of primary health care from John Grant's work with the Rockefeller

Foundation to Health Priorities in Cuba, China and Chile in the 1950s.

Week 6 The Declaration of Alma Ata: Primary Health Care Goes Global

Examination of WHO's embrace of PHC in the Declaration of Alma Ata.

Week 7 Whose Primary Health Care: Selective versus Comprehensive Primary Health Care Critical assessment of Selective primary health care and its critique of comprehensive primary health care.

Week 8 Whose Primary Health Care II: Vertical versus Horizontal Programming

Comparative analysis of the outcomes of vertical and horizontal health care programming.

Week 9 Primary Health Care revisited: WHO's 21st century revision

Critical examination of WHO's recent primary health care discourse in terms of current and future community health needs.

Week 10 Community relationships for Health

Overview of the varied stakeholders and different administrative levels pertinent to community health.

Week 11 Community Agency versus Community Participation

Critical assessment of the community participation discourse for health care.

Week 12 Community Resilience

Examination of the importance of social capital and social cohesion in community health.

Week 13 Building on Community Strength: Positive Deviance

The assets-based approach of positive deviance is introduced as a health care mechanism to identify and build on the strengths already present in a community.
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26  26        98  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Quizzes (3X) 30.00
2 Community Assessment Of Health Care Needs And Assets Of Community And Primary Health Care Design For Community(5000+Word 50.00
3 Oral Presentation Of Community Assessment And Primary Health Care Design 20.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 12/8/2019 3:03:29 AM