Enhancement of Isolated Practice Program Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health Module 2: Introduction to Primary Health Care and Community Development Flexible learning What is the module purpose? The purpose of this module is for you to understand the history of primary health care and community development, and the implications of each to your current primary health care practice. How and why each developed and the principles that underpin these philosophies are explored before you are asked to reflect on how you are able to incorporate these principles in your community and health service work. Is this module relevant for me? This module provides relevant workforce development for all health practitioners working in a rural and remote setting. How do I enrol? Return completed enrolment form (attached) to Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health (UDRH) . How long does it take to do the module? You can read through the module in about 4-6 hours and the activities take 3-5 hours. We recommend that you do not take more than about 2 months to complete the module. Does the module include any assessment? There are simple written activities in the module for you to complete (instructions on how to complete the activities are found in the module). Who will support me to do the module? Broken Hill UDRH staff will support if you have any questions about activities or readings. Please do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email. What will I receive on successful completion? A signed letter of completion from Broken Hill UDRH, useful for your CV or portfolio. If you complete all four modules 1-4 you will obtain a certificate of attainment. For more information contact Paul Bennett at Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health. Tel. 08 8080 1205 Email email@example.com See over the page for learning outcomes and enrolment form Enhancement of Isolated Practice Program - Enrolment form Please discuss your enrolment in this course with your supervisor before enrolling Fax, e-mail or hand-deliver this completed form to the Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health (contact details below). On our receipt of your enrolment form, all course materials and full instructions will be mailed to you. Good news -currently there are no fees charged for this module I wish to enrol in module 2 of the Isolated Practice Program: flexible learning mode. Signature_____________________________________________________ Note: flexible learning assumes that you undertake study in your own time, although you may negotiate some study in work-time with your workplace. Your contact details –all fields to be completed Name: Home address: Workplace address: Occupation: Phone Home Phone Work E-mail Fax Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander: Yes No Please fax or email your completed enrolments to the Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health to: Lyn Singleton: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel 08 8080 1200 Fax 08 8087 5240 Address Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health PO Box 457 Broken Hill NSW 2880 Learning outcomes for module 2 - after completing the module you will have: Considered the history of primary health care (PHC) as a model of health care delivery. Outlined the principles and key features of PHC according to the World Health Organisation model. Reflected on the principles of PHC. Reflected on the implication of comprehensive PHC and selective PHC strategies. Reflected on the implications of PHC principles for your own practice. Considered what is 'a community' and what is meant by the term 'community development'. Reflected on the principles central to community development. Reflected on the terms used in community development and their implications for the community as well as service providers. Reflected on your role as a health professional in the process of community development.
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