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Postgraduate Course: Family Medicine in developing and emerging economy health care and its role in non communicable disease management (GLHE11010)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course will provide an outline of the social determinants of health and health equity since the Alma Ata Declaration on Primary Health Care of 1978 and the role of Family Medicine within primary health care as a strategy for re-orientating health systems, and refocusing the direction of health care. It will explore movements such as the People's Health Movement with its Charter for Health, and analyse lessons learned from Family Medicine integration in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Students will be responsible for their computer equipment and internet access.
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Flexible
Course Start Date 07/08/2017
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 98 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Formal summative written assessment will constitute 60% of the student's grade. Online assessment will incorporate a variety of activities and will constitute 40% of the overall course grade and is taken to represent a formative assessment of learning throughout the programme.
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No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course the candidate will:
* Understand the role of the Alma Ata Declaration in shaping health care and be able to trace the shifting boundaries of primary health care over these last 30 years.
* Be able to evaluate different models of community participation in addressing urban -rural disparities and ways of developing new health staff and community partnerships of care.
* Develop a comprehensive knowledge of the value of a Family Medicine type approach in tackling non communicable diseases
* Be conversant with the Social Determinants of Health report and its impact on readjusting primary health care within a global framework.
* Understand the modalities of a range of new Family Medicine training programmes in Asia and Africa
* Critically evaluate case studies of family medicine, policy, implementation strategy, and delivery.
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Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements This course will be taught entirely by distance learning, using the virtual learning environment Learn as the delivery platform. Course materials are protected by secure username and password access that will be made available to registered users.
Keywordsglobal health, family medicine, general practice
Course organiserDr Liz Grant
Course secretaryMs Cristina Matthews
Tel: (0131 6)51 1346
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