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Primary Health Care and Health for All: An Introduction

2021/2022
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
3
ECTS credits
Course type:
Elective course
When:
1 year, 4 module

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course “Primary Health Care and Health for All: An Introduction” is taught on educational online platform “Coursera.org”(https://ru.coursera.org/learn/health-for-all), The Johns Hopkins University. Each module of this course consists of approximately one hour or lecture, approximately one hour of additional readings or video presentations, and two additional hours devoted to studying for each of the quizzes, writing and evaluating two short peer-review assignments, and participating in the discussion forums. This course explores why primary health care is central for achieving Health for All. It provides examples of how primary health care has been instrumental in approaching this goal in selected populations and how the principles of primary health care can guide future policies and actions.Two of the most inspiring, least understood, and most often derided terms in global health discourse are “Health for All” and “Primary Health Care.”
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • This course explores why primary health care is central for achieving Health for All. It provides examples of how primary health care has been instrumental in approaching this goal in selected populations and how the principles of primary health care can guide future policies and actions. Two of the most inspiring, least understood, and most often derided terms in global health discourse are “Health for All” and “Primary Health Care.” In this course, we will explore these terms in the context of global health, their origins and meanings, the principles upon which they rest, and examples of how these principles have been implemented at both small and large scale. We will also explore some ultra-low-cost approaches to Health for All through primary health care, and the promise that primary health care holds for eventually achieving Health for All.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Students can explore “Health for All” and “Primary Health Care” terms in the context of global health, their origins and meanings, the principles upon which they rest, and examples of how these principles have been implemented at both small and large scale.
  • Students can explore “Health for All” and “Primary Health Care” terms more deeply in the context of global health, their origins and meanings, the principles upon which they rest, and examples of how these principles have been implemented at both small and large scale.
  • Students can explore some ultra-low-cost approaches to Health for All through primary health care, and the promise that primary health care holds for eventually achieving Health for All.
  • Students can explore “Health for All” and “Primary Health Care” terms in the context of primary health care systems that are built around community health workers and innovative community-based programming.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Primary Health Care and Health for All: An Introduction
    In this module, we'll go over some basics about the course and introduce you to the concept of primary health care as well as the history of its development. There is a short review quiz at the end of the module.
  • Exploring What Primary Health Care Really Is
    In this module, we'll dig more deeply into primary health care, examine its more recent history, and then hear from Carl Taylor, a giant in the field. When you're ready, please take the review quiz and complete the peer review assignment.
  • Approaches to Implementing Primary Health Care in Resource-Constrained Settings
    Implementation of primary health care is challenging work, particularly when resources are in short supply. In this module, we'll examine some of the challenges and opportunities and look at some real-life examples. A short review quiz follows the lesson.
  • Achieving Health for All Through Community Health Workers and Innovative Community-based Programming
    In most settings, community members are in the best position to provide care to their neighbors. In this module, we'll examine primary health care systems that are built around community health workers. When you've finished the lesson, you'll take your fourth and final review quiz.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking short review quiz after Module 1.
  • non-blocking short review quiz and the peer review assignment after Module 2.
  • non-blocking A short review quiz after Module 3.
  • non-blocking final review quiz after Module 4.
  • non-blocking Final interview
    Экзамен проводится в устной форме (опрос по материалам курса). Экзамен проводится на платформе Zoom (https://www.zoom.us/). К экзамену необходимо подключиться согласно расписанию ответов, высланному преподавателем на корпоративные почты студентов накануне экзамена. Компьютер студента должен удовлетворять требованиям: наличие рабочей камеры и микрофона, поддержка Zoom. Для участия в экзамене студент обязан: поставить на аватар свою фотографию, явиться на экзамен согласно точному расписанию, при ответе включить камеру и микрофон. Во время экзамена студентам запрещено: выключать камеру, пользоваться конспектами и подсказками. Кратковременным нарушением связи во время экзамена считается нарушение связи менее минуты. Долговременным нарушением связи во время экзамена считается нарушение минута и более. При долговременном нарушении связи студент не может продолжить участие в экзамене. Процедура пересдачи подразумевает использование усложненных заданий.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    0.3 * A short review quiz after Module 3. + 0.3 * final review quiz after Module 4. + 0.2 * short review quiz after Module 1. + 0.2 * short review quiz and the peer review assignment after Module 2.
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Greer, S. L., & Kurzer, P. (2013). European Union Public Health Policy : Regional and Global Trends. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=536558
  • Weissert, C. S., & Weissert, W. G. (2006). Governing Health : The Politics of Health Policy (Vol. 3rd ed). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=215877

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Fitzpatrick, S. M. (2013). Better Doctors, Better Patients, Better Decisions: Envisioning Health Care 2020 edited by Gerd Girgerenzer and J. A. Muir Gray. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.17843C04