Table 2.

Primary Health Care in Developing Countries: Course Outline

Week 1 Lectures and WorkshopsWeeks 2–4 Practicum
Public Health/EpidemiologyWork in a rural health clinic in Nicaragua
Infectious Diseases in the TropicsAssess health care needs of the population
Community Health AssessmentTake histories/perform examinations and procedures under physician supervision
Clinical Skills Workshop
Travel Health and SafetyAssist in pharmacy
Cross-Cultural CompetenceWork with local health promoters in health education
Diarrheal Diseases and DehydrationParticipate in epidemiologic study (optional)
Maternal/Child HealthPrepare written report and/or presentation, evaluations, and debriefing
History, Politics, and Religion in Nicaragua
Complementary and Alternative Medicine