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Electives - Global Health
Limpopo Community Health (South Africa)
Elective Number: 1526 (International) **not offered: 2017-2018**
Rotation Supervisors: Dr. Karen Ingersoll
Designated signer: Dr. Karen Ingersoll firstname.lastname@example.org
Available: Class of 2017 - TBD w/Dr. Ingersoll
Duration: 4 weeks minimum
Evaluation should be given to: Dr. Ingersoll
Prerequisites: Rotation must be arranged with Dr. Ingersoll by March 31 to allow plenty of time to set things up in Limpopo. As well, at least 1- month prior (but best to be 6-weeks prior) to beginning the rotation complete the Elective requirements on the Forms page.
Report to: Dr. Ingersoll
Time to Report: TBA
Place to Report: TBA
Attendance: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.
Number of students per rotation: 1 min/6 max
Course Description: Community Health in Limpopo, South Africa
Building on inter-professional relationships at the University of Venda and the Vhembe Health District, and utilizing previously identified health priorities from the Vhembe Health District, a team of students will partner with leaders in the Health District and at the University to design, implement and evaluate a community health intervention aimed at gaps in primary care. This year we will build on 2 years of work in Limpopo using Motivational Interviewing training to enhance skills of nursing students and community health workers. Students will work closely with university, health district, and community leaders, potentially including tribal chiefs. Stakeholders will be actively engaged in the process with the intention of developing and piloting a focused intervention or educational opportunity to advance health promotional goals in the region. Pre-travel preparation includes team building, grant writing, research design and educational preparation. A primary focus of the fourth year elective is to learn and practice leadership strategies relevant to global health initiatives. A university-wide orientation for study abroad is required for all students on this elective.
In addition, this elective is an inter-professional elective. Therefore, in addition to the above learning objectives each student will:
Shared problem solving
Shared decision making
Finally, as with each international elective it is expected that