This course offers the students multiple community-based opportunities to integrate clinical assessment and management skills into a family and community oriented approach to primary health care. It is also designed to assist students in furthering the health team discussions and planning sessions which foster individual and group problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
During the course students apply primary health care concepts and priciples to the provision of promotive and curative individual and family health care within the Healthy Islands Settings and other relevant approaches.
Integrated throughout the course are the concepts of communication, values clarification and conflict resolution, family-oriented health care, community involvement and empowerment, organization and participation, health service and resource availability, health education, environmental health, health status indicators, vital and health statistics, epidemiology, basic research process, resource management, health care planning, policy-making and evaluation, nutrition, teamworking, leadership, change theory, collaboration and coalition building.