SRJC Course Outlines

9/20/2019 3:30:07 AMCHW 153 Course Outline as of Fall 2020

Inactive Course
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). Topics include the CHW role in facilitating groups, community health education trainings for specific health issues, promoting health in communities, and assisting clients in accessing health and social service agencies.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of CHW 150, CHW 151 and CHW 151L


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). Topics include the CHW role in facilitating groups, community health education trainings for specific health issues, promoting health in communities, and assisting clients in accessing health and social service agencies.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of CHW 150, CHW 151 and CHW 151L
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:
Upon completion of the course, students will 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. Demonstrate ability to work effectively with clients on a variety of health issues, in a variety
    of settings.
3. Appropriately use medical terminology, anatomical terms, and drug categories when
    conversing with clients and medical professionals.
4. Give examples of health education messages for some common health issues.
5. Develop a community health education training plan including goals and learning outcomes.
6. Describe the unique benefits of group work.
7. Identify and describe some of the ways that CHWs can work at the community level.
8. Describe ways to help clients access health and social service agencies.
9. 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. Medical Language for CHW Health Education Selected Terminology
III. Disease Prevention and Early Detection
    A. Prevention related to the leading causes of mortality and morbidity
    B. Health education messages
    C. Common reasons for primary care visits
IV. Facilitating Community Health Education Trainings
    A. Overview of training, goals and objectives
    B. Adult learning theory
    C. Strategies for effective health education
    D. Plans and preparation
    E. Common challenges
    F. Evaluation
V. 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
VI. Promoting Health at the Community Level
    A. The value of promoting change at the community level
    B. How community-level change happens
    C. Action teams: community-centered movements for social change
VII. Helping Clients Access Health & Social Services
    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
VIII. 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. Utilize medically reliable Internet resources to examine specific diseases and health issues,
    drug categories and medication use
4. Role play challenging client-CHW interactions to demonstrate alternate approaches
5. In small groups, write health education messages for common health issues in Sonoma
    County
6. In small groups in class, plan, outline, and present a community health education project
    including an interactive activity and an evaluation activity
7. 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
8. In small groups, develop a selected community-centered movement for social change and
    present in class
9. Complete a resume and cover letter. Answer interview questions in a small group
10. 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, 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, implement, and evaluate a health education project
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
15 - 25%
Health education topic presentation on social change movement, role play
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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Instructor prepared materials
Foundations for Community Health Workers. 2nd ed. Berthold, Timothy. Wiley. 2016

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