Topic:Community medicine

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Welcome to the Wikiversity Department of Community Medicine, part of the Basic sciences Division of the School of Medicine.

The Wikiversity Department of Community Medicine is currently seeking both motivated students as well as experts and instructors to contribute to the department's development and to define its major areas of research and study.

The objective of the department is two fold:

  1. Gather experts who are interested in collaborating on or contributing to the development of top-notch Community Medicine based textbooks for Wikibooks or who are also interested in creating and hosting classes.
  2. Guide students of all backgrounds and levels to a greater understanding of Community Medicine.

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Introduction[edit]

Welcome to the Community Medicine Department within the School of Medicine here at Wikiversity! Everything is under construction so please feel free to join in and help!

Department description[edit]

Community Medicine is that branch of medicine concerned with the health of populations. The Community Medicine specialist uses population health knowledge and skills to play leading and collaborative roles in the maintenance and improvement of the health and well-being of the community. Through inter-disciplinary and inter-sectoral partnerships, the Community Medicine specialist measures the health needs of populations and develops strategies for improving health and well-being, through health promotion, disease prevention and health protection.[1]

The Community Medicine specialist demonstrates skills in leadership; development of public policy; design, implementation and evaluation of health programs and applies them to a broad range of community health issues. [2]

Core curriculum[edit]

In order to form a good basic understanding of Community Medicine, it is recommended that students visit.

Courses/Projects Currently Offered[edit]

Courses currently being offered by the Department of Community Medicine:

Planned Courses/Projects[edit]

  • ...

Requested Courses/Projects[edit]

These are topics that have been requested and are considered high priority for the Department. Please start or expand these projects if you are familiar with the topic area!

Department news[edit]

  • 1 September 2007 - Department founded!
  • Monday 17th September 2006 - Main page updated.
    • Monday 17th September 2006 - Core Curriculum Added.
    • Monday 17th September 2006 - Courses/Projects Currently Offered Added.
    • Monday 17th September 2006 - Planned Courses/Projects Added.
    • Monday 17th September 2006 - Sessions Added.
    • Monday 17th September 2006 - Department Debates Added.

Degree plans[edit]

  • Pending… we will probably start Master's of Public Health See: Degree plan

Sessions[edit]

Session 1: Basic Principles and Concepts
Session 1 will focus on the fundamental concepts of community medicine.
/Session 2 Session 2: History of Medicine
Session 2 focuses on the course of history of medicine.
Session 3: Primary Health Care
Session 3 will focus on the fundamental concepts of Primary Health Care.

Department Debates[edit]

Learning resources[edit]

Wikibooks[edit]

Active participants[edit]

Active participants in this Learning Group

The histories of Wikiversity pages indicate who the active participants are. If you are an active participant in this department, you can list your name here (this can help small departments grow and the participants communicate better; for large departments a list of active participants is not needed).

  • Dr Nick Henwood (Leicester, UK) - please email me so we can collaborate--Nick Henwood 18:22, 23 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Dr. Musa (IUA, Sudan) - please email me so we can collaborat __ User: Dr. Musa

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