SRJC Course Outlines

5/27/2024 5:48:48 AMCHW 153 Course Outline as of Fall 2012

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CHW 153Title:  COMMUNITY HEALTH ED  
Full Title:  Community Health Education
Last Reviewed:2/26/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total 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 53

Catalog Description:
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Strategies will be developed for effective health education by Community Health Workers (CHWs). Primary focus will be on planning, practicing, and reporting on home visits in Sonoma County.  Topics include the CHW role in facilitating groups, community health education trainings for specific health issues, promoting health in communities, and assisting clients in using managed care systems.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Concurrent Enrollment in CHW 152 and CHW 152L


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Strategies will be developed for effective health education by Community Health Workers (CHWs). Primary focus will be on planning, practicing, and reporting on home visits in Sonoma County.  Topics include the CHW role in facilitating groups, community health education trainings for specific health issues, promoting health in communities, and assisting clients in using managed care systems.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Concurrent Enrollment in CHW 152 and CHW 152L
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Explain the various roles of CHWs in community health education.
2. Identify and respond to common challenges related to home visiting.
3. Demonstrate ability to work effectively with clients on a variety of health issues.
4. Appropriately use medical terminology, anatomical terms, and drug categories when conversing with clients and medical professionals.
5.  Give examples of health education messages for some common health issues.
6.  Develop a community health education training plan including goals and learning outcomes.
7.  Describe the unique benefits of group work.
8.  Identify and describe some of the ways that CHWs can work at the community level.
9.  Describe ways to help clients utilize managed care systems.
10. Complete a resume and cover letter to apply for a CHW position.

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction to Community Health Education
    A. CHW history of health education
    B. Venues for health education
    C. Essential preparation for CHW
II. Home Visits
    A. Planning
    B. Implementation
         1. Confidentiality, privacy, informed consent, and Universal Standards for infection prevention
         2. Motivation for behavior change
         3. Scope of practice
         4. Professional and personal boundaries
         5. Ethical and legal decision making
    C. Informal field notes
    D. Formal reports and evaluations
III.  Common Health Issues During Home Visits
    A. Home safety
    B. Diabetes and nutrition
    C. Asthma
    D. Drug use
    E. Mental health
IV. Medical Language for CHW Home Visits
    A. Medical terminology
    B. Medical abbreviations
    C. Basic anatomy and physiology
     D. Common drug categories and drug names
V.  Disease Prevention and Early Detection
    A. Prevention related to the leading causes of death
     B.  Health education messages
    C.  Common reasons for primary care visits
VI.  Facilitating Community Health Education Trainings
    A. Overview of training
    B. Adult learning theory
    C. Strategies for effective health education
    D. Plans and preparation
    E. Common challenges
    F. Evaluation
VII. Facilitating Groups
    A. Nature and purpose of group work
    B. Types of groups
    C. Unique benefits of groups
    D. Group functions and process
    E. Group facilitator roles
    F. Stages of group work
    G  Common challenges of group facilitation
    H. Ethics and group facilitation
VIII.  Promoting Health at the Community Level
    A. The value of promoting change at the community level
    B. How community-level change happens
    C. Community benefits
    D. Action teams: community-centered movements for social change
IX.  Helping Clients Use Managed Care Systems
    A. Overview of managed care plans
    B. Functions of primary care providers
    C. Pharmacy services      
    D. Appropriate use of emergency rooms
    E. Alternative care treatments
X.  Professional Skills: Getting a Job, Keeping a Job, and Growing on the Job
    A.  Job opportunities
    B.  Applications, cover letters, resumes, and references
    C.  Interview techniques
    D.  Job retention
     E.  Professional development and career advancement

Assignments:
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1. Read 10-30 pages per week from textbook.  
2.  Complete chapter review exercises for designated textbook chapters.
3.  Plan, implement, report, and evaluate a series of home visits related to health issues
4.  Utilize medically reliable Internet resources to examine specific diseases and health issues, drug categories and medication use.  
5.  Correctly pronounce and spell medical terms, and abbreviations, during reporting and with clients and health professionals; make flash cards for instructor-specified medical terms.
6.  Role play challenging client-CHW interactions to demonstrate alternate approaches.
7.  In small groups, write health education messages for common health issues in Sonoma County.
8.  In small groups in class, plan, outline, and present a community health education topic  ncluding an interactive activity and an evaluation activity.
9.  Write a 1-2 page paper on setting up a specified community health group, including facilitator roles and the common challenges that might be expected.
10.  In small groups, develop a selected community-centered movement for social change and present in class.
11.  Complete a resume and cover letter. Answer interview questions in a small group.
12.  Quizzes (2-4); final exam.

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
30 - 45%
Chapter reviews, home visit reports paper, community health group paper, resume and cover letter
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Plan and evaluate home visits; health education messages
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
15 - 25%
Implement home visits; health education topic presentation on social change movement
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 25%
Quizzes and final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Participation and attendance


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Foundations for Community Health Workers,  Berthold, Miller, and Avila-Esparza, John Wiley & Sons, 1st Ed., 2009
Instructor prepared materials

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