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Class of 2023
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Course Title:
5740 - Community Engagement I
Teaching Hours:
Teaching and Learning MethodsTotal Scheduled Hours = 25
Lecture = 7.5
Discussion, Large Group (>12) = 5.5
Clinical Experience - Ambulatory = 6
Role Play/Dramatization = 2
Discussion, Small Group (<12) = 2
Independent Learning = 2

Community Engagement introduces the knowledge and skills necessary for the understanding of contemporary issues in community health and for the integration of population health principles into clinical practice settings through academic work and a community placement.
Assessment Methods
Clinical Performance Rating/Checklist
Narrative Assessment
Research or Project Assessment
Self-Assessment (Reflection)

Course Goals
Blueprint ID Course Goals
7047 Demonstrate effective collaboration and an awareness of the roles, activities and interaction of health care professionals and community groups to address population health issues
Program Competencies: co-1 co-2 co-3 ld-3
7048 Identify social determinants of health, risk factors for illness and the interaction between behavioural, socioeconomic, environmental and cultural factors influencing the health of the community
Program Competencies: ha-1
7049 With community and health care workers, identify the top three areas for focused advocacy
Program Competencies: ha-1 ha-2 ha-3
7050 Describe the public policies and interaction among physicians, health institutions and health programs to promote health in a community setting
Program Competencies: ld-3 ha-2 ha-3
7051 Summarize and report findings in a clear, concise manner
Program Competencies: sc-2 sc-3
7052 Describe the roles, activities and interaction of the family physician in their own practice, healthcare system and local community
Program Competencies: me-6 cm-2 co-2 co-3 ld-3 ha-1 sc-2 pr-1 pr-2 pr-3 pr-4
7053 Consider ethics and humanities issues in the rural placement context
Program Competencies: pr-1
7308 Apply interview and physical examination skills in a practice setting
Program Competencies: me-1 me-2 cm-1 cm-2 cm-3
Program Competencies
co-1 Collaborator
Demonstrate effective collaboration skills within the health care system.
co-2 Collaborator
Demonstrate effective consultation with other health care professionals to provide care for individuals, communities, and populations.
co-3 Collaborator
Demonstrate respect for health care team members without bias (e.g., bias related to gender, ethnicity, cultural background or health care role).
ld-3 Leader
Describe the roles and responsibilities of physicians and governing bodies in the development and support of the health care system.
ha-1 Health Advocate
Identify the important determinants of health, risk factors for illness, interaction between the population and their physical, biological and social environment, and personal attributes.
ha-2 Health Advocate
Identify public policies and trends that affect health locally, nationally, and globally, and barriers to access for populations, including persons with disabilities, the underserved and the marginalized.
ha-3 Health Advocate
Assess and respond to issues in the Canadian health care system and advocate for patients at all levels.
sc-2 Scholar
Apply the principles of research, critical appraisal and evidence-based medicine to learning and practice.
sc-3 Scholar
Demonstrate facilitation of learning for health care professionals, patients and society as part of the professional responsibility.
me-6 Medical Expert
Apply knowledge of the clinical, socio-behavioural, and fundamental biomedical sciences relevant to a clinical problem.
cm-2 Communicator
Collect and synthesize accurate and relevant information, incorporating perspectives from patients and their families, colleagues and other health care professionals.
pr-1 Professional
Demonstrate accountability to patients by applying best practices and adhering to high ethical standards.
pr-2 Professional
Demonstrate altruism and accountability to society by recognizing and responding to societal expectations in health care.
pr-3 Professional
Demonstrate integrity and accountability to the profession by adhering to standards and participating in physician-led regulation.
pr-4 Professional
Demonstrate a commitment to physician health and well-being to foster optimal patient care.
me-1 Medical Expert
Perform a complete and accurate patient-centred history appropriate to the patient’s presentation.
me-2 Medical Expert
Perform a complete and accurate physical examination appropriate to the patient’s presentation.
cm-1 Communicator
Develop and maintain appropriate ethical and therapeutic relationships, rapport and trust with patients and their families.
cm-3 Communicator
Discuss relevant health care information and management plans with patients and their families.