Social, Political and Scientific Issues in Family Medicine

Course Number
5600 (Clinical Public Health)
Course Instructor(s)
Samantha Green

Course Description

  • Analysis, synthesis and evaluation of material from relevant disciplines; case based analysis of common problems in familymedicine; family medicine in different social, political contexts.
  • Lecture/Seminar – 3 hours every Wednesday morning for 12 months (Requirement is 26 weeks with a total of 52 seminar topics). Each seminar will be led by one of the participants or an invited guest. Each student will be responsible for the specific course curriculum (content) and its implementation. This will involve deciding on topics for discussion, responsibility for inviting speakers (participants or invited guest speakers), and organizing the logistics of scheduling. Each participant may make several presentations throughout the course. Each participant must write a short report reflecting on his/her experience in the course and documenting all seminars attended.

Course Objectives

  • This series of seminars will consist of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of materials from a variety of relevant disciplines. Usually each week will consist of 2 seminars covering any one of a number of topics, i.e.: family medicine in different countries, social, philosophical, political, historical, economic and scientific issues pertaining to family medicine and primary care.

General Requirements

  • Registration in a Graduate Studies Program related to Health Sciences
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