Family Community Health (FCH)

FCH 610 Appalachian Cult & Geog3 Credit hours   

An overview of the geograpby and culture of Appalachian. Development of a historical perspective on the health and medical care of its people. Identification of current health care resources. Preparation for successful integration into communities as a health care provider. Recognition of the impact of any culture and geography on health.

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FCH 615 Health Care Admin3 Credit hours   

Descriptive overview of the structure, organization and function of health care systems. Introductin of analytic issues through case studies.

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FCH 620 Community Diag & Treatmnt4 Credit hours   

The assessment of community health strengths and weaknesses. Development and implementation of practical solutions with special emphasis on environmental health.

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FCH 625 Health Care Research Meth3 Credit hours   

The development of skills necessary to investigate community health problems in a scientific manner. The effective organization and presentation of data.

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FCH 630 Educational Skills3 Credit hours   

The development of skills necessary for successful con- tinuing personal education, effective medical resident and student teaching, and patient and community education.

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FCH 635 Epidemiology3 Credit hours   

The office-based application of epidemiologic methods to community health problems. Evaluation and application of the literature.

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FCH 636 Health Statistics3 Credit hours   

The practical application of statistics to community health and research. Use of statistics in epidemiologic studies.

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FCH 640 Practice Materials2 Credit hours   

A series of practical workshops on topics useful to office practice: tracking systems, office laboratory, small computers, etc.

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FCH 645 Comm Health Care Monitor2 Credit hours   

The development and maintenance of a quality assessment program for health care in the office, hospital and community setting. Includes peer review, chart review and assessment of health care costs.

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FCH 650 Comm & Natl Health Econ2 Credit hours   

The fiscal and economic aspects of health care nationally, in office practice, in the hospital and in the community. Includes causes of and solutions to escalating costs of health care.

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FCH 681 Masters Thesis Comm Hlth6 Credit hours   

Supervised community-based research on a topic in community health. Required time commitment of one-half day per week while in the rural practice portion of the program.

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FCH 682 Special Topics Comm Health I1-3 Credit hours   

Completion of a special topic in community health under the supervision of a faculty member in the Department. Project should be relevant to health care issues in Central Applachia.

Pre-req: FCH 610 and FCH 635.

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FCH 683 Special Topics Comm Health II1-3 Credit hours   

Completion of a special topic in community health under the supervision of a faculty member in the Department. Project should be relevant to health care issues in Central Applachia.

Pre-req: FCH 610 and FCH 635.

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FCH 700 Integrative Medicine1-18 Credit hours   
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FCH 710 Family Practice Clerkship8 Credit hours   
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FCH 712 Rural Physician Asso Program1-36 Credit hours   

Rural primary care preceptorship.

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FCH 715 Biostat/Epidemiology1-18 Credit hours   
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FCH 720 Community Medicine3 Credit hours   
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FCH 730 Global Health Care Initiatives1-18 Credit hours   

This course will be offered for the summer months between first and second years. Students could also enroll between the second and third year if they desire to delay the third year.

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FCH 735 Hum Bhvr/Disease Trop Dev Coun1-18 Credit hours   
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FCH 740 Clinical Nutrition1 Credit hour   
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FCH 742 Fam Com Hlth Clerkship1-18 Credit hours   
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FCH 750 Computers In Medicine1 Credit hour   
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FCH 760 Geographic Medicine1 Credit hour   
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FCH 775 Medical Spanish1-18 Credit hours   

Medical Spanish is designed as an independent learning course to develop a student's competence in interviewing, taking medical histories, examining, diagnosing, and treating Spanish-speaking patients. This course will offer elementary-level instruction in Spanish language and culture, all oriented to the practice of medicine with Spanish-speaking patients.

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FCH 780 Special Topics1-18 Credit hours   
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FCH 785 Independent Study1-15 Credit hours   
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FCH 790 Wilderness Medicine Elective1-18 Credit hours   
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FCH 800 Clerkship In Family Prac1-18 Credit hours   
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FCH 805 State Dept Health Activ1-18 Credit hours   
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FCH 806 Local Health Dept1-18 Credit hours   
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FCH 815 Occupational Medicine1-18 Credit hours   
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FCH 820 Rehabilitation Medicine1-18 Credit hours   

The student will be exposed to general rehabilitation medicine including musculoskeletal problems and usage of different modalities in treating injuries.

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FCH 825 Family Planning1-18 Credit hours   
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FCH 827 Subinternship Family Medicine1-18 Credit hours   
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FCH 835 Frontier Nursing Service1-18 Credit hours   
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FCH 840 Clerkship In Family Prac1-18 Credit hours   
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FCH 845 Sports Med Adult Fitness1-18 Credit hours   
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FCH 850 Rural Geriatrics1-18 Credit hours   

Fourth year students will participate in a multidisciplinay community-based, home care program for the rural elderly. The program is the Benedum Rural Geriatrics Program, a model which is unique in the United States. Care is given by a geriatrics team based at Lincoln Primary Care Center. Students will accompany team members on home visits, see elderly patients at LPCC, participate in team meetings, and become involve in research projects if they so elect.

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FCH 855 Readings in Rural Health1-18 Credit hours   

Overview of problems and issues of providing health care to rural communities.

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FCH 856 Readings in Sports Medicine1-18 Credit hours   

Overview of problems and issues pertaining to sports medicine and adult and adolescent fitness.

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FCH 857 Readings International Health1-18 Credit hours   

Overview of issues of providing health care in the international setting.

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FCH 860 Community Medicine1-18 Credit hours   

Provide medical students with training and experience in community health.

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FCH 865 Epidemiology Of Mycoses1-18 Credit hours   
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FCH 866 Disease Within Community1-18 Credit hours   
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FCH 867 Work And Health1-18 Credit hours   
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FCH 868 FCH Externship1-18 Credit hours   

Out-of-State Externship

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FCH 875 Comp Review of Clinical Med2 Credit hours   
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FCH 880 International Health1-18 Credit hours   
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FCH 885 Medical Spanish1-18 Credit hours   

Medical Spanish.

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FCH 888 Rural Health Initia Elec Alt1-18 Credit hours   

Acquaints students with issues of rural community health and wellness. Provides students with knowledge, attitudes and skills to participate in a changing health care environment.

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FCH 889 Alternative Medicine Elective1-18 Credit hours   

The student will observe a selected number of alternative medicine practices and techniques, complete a series of required readings and discuss alternative approaches to healing with patients and providers.

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FCH 890 Wilderness Medicine2-8 Credit hours   

The course will teach medical students about injuries that occur in the back country.

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FCH 895 Hospice and Palliative Care1-18 Credit hours   

The primary objective of this elective will be for a student to obtain hands-on, intensive and well-supervised experience in the management of end-of-life situations involving patients, family members and other health care providers.

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