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Introduction to primary care, the foundation of medical care and cornerstone of healthcare reform. Addresses history, clinical content, practitioner workforce, delivery models, research methods and policy issues. Explores the role of primary care in personal and population health. Lectures, discussions, student presentations and practice observation.
Wednesdays – 5:30-6:50pm
1 credit
All professional and graduate students welcome
Leader: William R. Phillips, MD, MPH
TJ Phillips Endowed Professor in Family Medicine
Toby Keys, MPH, Teaching Assistant
At the conclusion of this course the student should be able to:
1. Define primary care.
2. Describe the principles of primary care and their value to patients, populations and healthcare systems.
3. Identify the professionals who provide primary care and describe the training, credentialing and scope of practice of each.
4. Describe the clinical content of primary care and distinguish the role primary care clinicians from those of other specialists.
5. Discuss the major challenges to primary care in the US healthcare environment, contributing factors and potential solutions.
Check out the course website at: https://sites.google.com/site/famed530primarycare
More information will be added as the course draws nearer.