Janet C Lenart
Emphasizes interdisciplinary solutions to rural health challenges. Addresses rural core competencies for advanced practice, leadership, and practice inquiry. Competencies include definitions, funding, delivery models, demographies, outcomes, disparities, access, farm economics, nutrition, environment, and workforce issues. Reviews population-based and clinical case studies in rural health. Offered: S.
This 1 to 3 credit web-based, interdisciplinary course addresses key aspects of rural health and is open to all Health Sciences students. Grading is credit/no-credit. The 2 credit 100% online part focuses on core concepts of rural health and is schedule over both Term A and B of Summer quarter. The 1 credit case-study component is scheduled in Term A only of Summer quarter and meets via web-conferencing. The 2 credit core concepts part of the course presents an interdisciplinary perspective on the following rural health topics.
basic definitions, resources for rural health practice, demographics,health outcomes and disparities, access and barrier issues, funding and delivery models of rural health care, environmental health, farm policies impacting health and nutrition, practice and workforce issues, population-based approaches, other topics
The 1 credit case study component of the course presents examples of rural health realities, as described by rural health professionals.
Student learning goals
Appraise data, policy, practice models and workforce issues pertinent to rural health.
Critically analyze evidence-based public health approaches to rural health needs.
Propose interdisciplinary approaches to rural health challenges.
General method of instruction
100% distance learning via synchronous web conferencing and asychronous learning.
Class assignments and grading
A rural county population health assessment will be completed during the quarter and online discussions will facilitate interdisicplinary collaboration among students.