HLT4820 Community Health Capacity Building

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Debra Newell

Course Description:

What is capacity building? The course will look at how health improvement can be accomplished by working across communities, organisatins and systems to increase involvement, decision making and ownership at a local level.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Capacity building incorporates advocacy with HLT5800 a compulsory pre-requisite. Students will learn how each level of capacity building (individual, community, organisational and system) can be targeted to improve health.

Why This Course Is Important:

The course will provide students with the skills needed to evaluate health needs in cimmunitings and to work cooperatively with the chruch and local organisations to instigate change.