CONJOINT 515 - The Rural Health Class

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 Interdisciplinary Health and Human Services Delivery in Rural Communities aka “The Rural Health Class”

Spring Quarter, 5:30 pm to 6:50 pm, Tuesdays


Course Instructor: Peter House, MHA, Clinical Associate Professor (206) 616-4985 phinney6@uw.edu
Course Coordinator: Lauren Henricksen (206) 685-2009 lhenric@uw.edu
1 credit, SLN 12313, Grading: CR/NC Prerequisites: Health Science Student, Graduate Standing/Permission of Instructor (See Registration)


Conjoint 515, Spring, Interdisciplinary Health and Human Services Delivery in Rural Communities (aka: The Rural Health Class), is an interdisciplinary, one credit, non-clinical elective (selective) course for all health professions graduate students offered credit/no credit. The course has been offered in a variety of formats over the past 25 years always to rave reviews. Typically, it involves Tuesday evening seminars, from 5:30-6:50 PM.

Two classes are devoted to PBL case studies and discussion of these cases. The class will also involve an all-day Saturday field trip to a rural community.  In the past, we have traveled to Port Angeles, Othello, Ellensburg, and Yakima. The purpose of the trip is to investigate the provision of health services in the community and the community itself. A past student commented: "(The trip)...was the most interesting day of my third year of school." We intend to make that sentiment universal.