Family Community Health (FCH)
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.
Descriptive overview of the structure, organization and function of health care systems. Introductin of analytic issues through case studies.
The assessment of community health strengths and weaknesses. Development and implementation of practical solutions with special emphasis on environmental health.
The development of skills necessary to investigate community health problems in a scientific manner. The effective organization and presentation of data.
The development of skills necessary for successful con- tinuing personal education, effective medical resident and student teaching, and patient and community education.
The office-based application of epidemiologic methods to community health problems. Evaluation and application of the literature.
The practical application of statistics to community health and research. Use of statistics in epidemiologic studies.
A series of practical workshops on topics useful to office practice: tracking systems, office laboratory, small computers, etc.
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.
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.
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.
Rural primary care preceptorship.
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.
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.
The student will be exposed to general rehabilitation medicine including musculoskeletal problems and usage of different modalities in treating injuries.
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.
Overview of problems and issues of providing health care to rural communities.
Overview of problems and issues pertaining to sports medicine and adult and adolescent fitness.
Overview of issues of providing health care in the international setting.
Provide medical students with training and experience in community health.
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.
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.
The course will teach medical students about injuries that occur in the back country.
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.