SRJC Course Outlines

5/25/2024 1:44:10 AMCHW 151L Course Outline as of Summer 2005

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  CHW 151LTitle:  OUTREACH EXPERIENCE  
Full Title:  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 51L

Catalog Description:
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Community Health Worker (CHW) 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 Outreach Techniques and strategies, CHW 151.  Students will spend one hour every other week with their clinical instructor.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for Engl 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Supervised community health work in which 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 151. Students will spend one hour every other week with their clinical instructor.
(Grade Only)

Recommended:Eligibility for Engl 100 or ESL 100.
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 students will be able to:
1.  Identify and list the duties and scope of practice of Community
Health Workers (CHW's)
2.  Compare and contrast how Community Health Workers (CHWs) work with
other health care team members.
3.  Demonstrate effective communication skills, including communication
with people from other cultures.
4.  Practice problem-solving and decision-making skills at the workplace.
5.  Effectively interview clients and complete agency intake procedures.
6.  Identify effective health education and counseling methods after
observing health education sessions at the work site.
7.  Prepare and present an effective client care plan.
8.  Successfully apply other case management techniques, e.g. effective
communication with client, care prioritization, and follow-up.
9.  Practice job skills, e.g., managing time, communicating with health
team members, planning and completing an agency project.

Topics and Scope
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I.   Productive community experience skills and professional standards at
    work site
    A.  Client interview and agency intake procedures
    B.  Identification of appropriate health education and counseling
    C.  Communication with health team
    D.  Application of appropriate case management techniques
        1. time management
        2. preparation of client care plans
        3. critical thinking, problem-solving, decision-making
        4. cultural competency
II.  Work-based learning objectives
    A.  Principles
    B.  Format
    C.  Measurement
    D.  Evaluation
III. Written reports and seminar presentations
    A.  Format
    B.  Organization
    C.  Focus
IV.   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 weekly externship learning objectives.
2.  Attend eight seminar sessions and incorporate appropriate actions and
   revisions in weekly objectives.
3.  Observe one to three interview and intake procedures.
4.  Conduct client interview and intake procedures.
5.  Write weekly reports (1-2 pages) on externship experience and discuss
   during seminars.
6.  Case management:  Practice critical thinking, problem-solving, and
   decision-making techniques involved with case management at work
   sites. Include comments in weekly reports and discuss challenges
   during seminars.
7.  Case management:  Prepare client care plans with supervisor or other
   health team members. Discuss challenges during seminars.
8.  Case management:  Identify effective health education and counseling
   methods within scope of practice with guidance from health team.
   Discuss during seminars.
9.  Role play scenarios:  discuss and practice effective techniques as
   well as conflict management techniques that can be incorporated into
   objectives and at work site.
10. Complete five to ten seminar assignments related to community
11. 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, objectives, and evaluation.
12. Each week have supervisor verify and initial hours worked.
13. Write a 2-3 paper about the community health agency and experiences.
14. Meet with instructor at end of semester to discuss evaluations and
   overall experience.

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 - 15%
Weekly reports.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 10%
Case Management
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 60%
Role playing; completion of 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 evaluation.

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor-prepared materials

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