SRJC Course Outlines

5/25/2024 1:14:40 AMCHW 152L Course Outline as of Summer 2005

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  CHW 152LTitle:  TEAM OUTREACH EXPERIENCE  
Full Title:  Team Outreach Experience
Last Reviewed:2/26/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled8.75
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR7.50 Contact DHR131.25
 Contact Total8.00 Contact Total140.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  17.50Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  CHW 52BL

Catalog Description:
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The Community Health Experience externship is supervised work of Community Health Workers (CHW) students that takes classroom learning to job sites and relates to the students' educational and occupational goals. Students spend 7.5 hours a week for 16 weeks in a Sonoma County health clinic, agency, or  organization and the community it serves, practicing outreach techniques learned in CHW 52. Students have a one-hour seminar with their clinical instructor every two weeks.

Concurrent Enrollment in CHW 152 ( or CHW 52B) and Concurrent Enrollment in CHW 153 ( or CHW 53)

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Students will spend 7.5 hours a week for 16 weeks in a Sonoma County health clinic, agency, or organization and the community it serves, practicing skills learned in CHW 52.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Concurrent Enrollment in CHW 152 ( or CHW 52B) and Concurrent Enrollment in CHW 153 ( or CHW 53)
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
1.  Identify and list the duties and scope of practice of the Community
   Health Workers (CHWs).
2.  Compare and contrast how Community Health Workers (CHWs) work with
   other health care team members for effective community health
3.  Practice cultural competency techniques during outreach experiences.
4.  Apply appropriate advocacy, community organization, assessment, and
   outreach techniques.
5.  Practice problem-solving and decision-making skills at the agency and
   during outreach.
6.  Examine vulnerable populations' health issues and other relevant
   issues that affect health, with health teams during outreach, and via
   internet, e.g., nutrition, violence, and economic issues.
7.  Promote improving health.
8.  Apply program-planning techniques.
9.  Practice self-care techniques.
10. Demonstrate professionalism at the work settings.

Topics and Scope
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I.    Productive CHW outreach skills and professional standards.
     A. Working as part of a health team
        1. Communication with health team
        2. Team building
     B. Time management
     C. Problem solving
     D. Cultural competency
     E. Community, family, and/or individual needs assessments
     F. Examination of vulnerable population health issues and resources
     G. Advocacy and community organization
     H. Evaluation of client care plans and home visits
     I. Health promotion
II.   Work-based learning objectives
     A. Principles
     B. Format
     C. Measurement
     D. Evaluation
     E. Time management
     F. Professionalism
III.  Written reports and seminar presentations
     A. Format
     B. Organization
     C. Focus
IV.   Accurate field notes and timely reporting of hours worked
V.    Communication skills
     A. Professional oral and written communication with job-site
     B. Professional oral and written communication with instructor

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1. Write, accomplish, and evaluate externship-based learning objectives.
2. Write weekly reports on externship experience, using 2-page form.
3. Identify, justify, and prioritize services needed by three to five
clients. Examining community organization, find two resources within the
clients' community. Write a 1-2 page summary report.
4.  Observe a health team member performing a home visit. Write
a 1-2 page observation paper. Present during seminar.
5.  Scenario summary, 1-2 pages. Pick a scenario that demonstrated your
personal and professional limits when dealing with an ethical issue with a
client. Examine how others on your health team might have handled the
6.  Practice effective cultural competency techniques. Include a
successful or problematic situation in each weekly report and discuss
during seminars.
7.  Outreach: Make home visit(s) with another team member or CHW. Write
field notes regarding experience and present in class.
8.  Outreach: Link a client to appropriate services, advocating for
her/him, and follow up with the client after the services to evaluate
outcome. Present in seminar. Include health team involvement and any
outreach difficulties.
9.  Outreach: Describe and evaluate health team interactions and outreach
activities at work sites. Include problem-solving and decision making
10.  Gather information about 2-4 vulnerable population health issues
during your outreach. Add data, to expand your knowledge of the health
issues, from internet research. Write a 2-4 page paper on each individual
and their health issue and present to class during seminar. Include health
promotion opportunities in your paper.
11. Practice critical thinking, problem solving, and decision-making
techniques involved with home visits and other outreach. Include comments
in weekly reports and discuss challenges during seminars.
12. Attend eight seminar sessions and incorporate appropriate actions and
revisions in weekly objectives.
13. Role-play scenarios, discuss effective outreach techniques as well as
conflict management techniques that could be incorporated in objectives
and at work site.
14. Meet with instructor and community supervisor at least two times
during semester to review packet of relevant materials, including student
health information and immunizations, confidentiality statement, task
sheet, time sheet, and evaluation.
15. Each week, have supervisor verify and initial hours worked.
16. Write a two to three page paper about community outreach experience.
17. Meet with instructor at end of semester to discuss evaluations and
overall experience.
18. Reading: approximately 5 pages per week.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 25%
Objectives; weekly reports; papers.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 10%
Field work
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 70%
Outreach skills; presentations; comp. objectives.
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
15 - 45%
Instructor/supervisor evaluations,

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor-prepared materials

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