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Summary of Changes Made in This Calendar - Social and Population Health

Medicine 5445 Social and Population Health
Students are provided the opportunity to apply the concepts introduced in Years 1 and 2. Course work will include collaborative practice and research on topics of relevance to the students’ communities where they will be for the eight- month Comprehensive Community Clerkship (CCC). Research learning(s) may involve examinations of treatment approaches and health policies, chart reviews, and quality assurance. Key concepts of reflective engagement, ethics, community-based participatory research (CBPR), and research methods will be included in small group discussions. There will be a focus on identification of risk factors and (social) determinants of health with respect to individuals and populations, discussion of the impact of health policy on the determinants of health and review of important current Canadian health care issues. Students will be required to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the unique health care needs of their respective communities, reflection as a method of professional growth, advocacy and community engagement in health care, public health policies, effective collaboration, organization of the health care system, health promotion and illness/disease prevention skills for individuals and communities.