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UNIVERSITY OF THE WESTERN CAPE
FACULTY OF COMMUNITY & HEALTH SCIENCES

INTERDISCIPLINARY TEACHING AND LEARNING UNIT

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Acknowledgements

Collectively conceptualised and developed (1991 – 1996) by: David Sanders, Natalie Gordon, Jocelyn de Jongh, Frans Kotze, June Jeggels, Dorothy Boshoff, Rina Swart, Rati Mpofu, Uta Lehman, Neil Myburgh, Firdouza Waggie.

Course Convenor 2013:
N Laattoe

Course Facilitators 2013:
W Karuguti (PT), M Safodien (SW), S Bredell (SW), A Human (SW), H Rashe (Nurs), F Akimanimpaye (Nurs), M Naidoo (Nurs), I September (Nurs), V Adonis (Nurs), P Brijlal (OH), A Adams (SRES), R Hara (SRES), I Sonn (OT), N Solomons (Diet), Z Kamdar (SoNM), D Smit (Dent), K Ramphoma (Dent), N Laattoe (Pharm), G Filies (Pharm), M Zonke (Pharm).

The writer acknowledges the use of the University of the Western Cape School of Public Health’s distance learning manuals for Health, Development & Primary Health Care (2001, 2002), and Community Nursing 312 Module, Primary, Health Care and Development (2007), Health Promotion Units (2007) in the compilation of this manual.

For further information about this module, please contact:
Nariman Laattoe or Firdouza Waggie
Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning Unit
Faculty of Community and Health Sciences
University of the Western Cape
Private Bag X17
Bellville
7535
E-mail: cfester@uwc.ac.za (Administrator)
Fax: +27 21 959 2606
Tel: + 27 21 959 2062

Copyright © ITLU, Faculty of Community & Health Sciences, University of the Western Cape, 2013. All rights reserved. Except for the inclusion of brief quotations in a review, no part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the written permission of the ITLU and/or SOPH, UWC.

First published 2000 and subject to review and redevelopment.

CONTENTSPage No’s

MODULE DESCRIPTOR 4

PART 1 - COURSE INTRODUCTION

Introduction to the interdisciplinary core courses 8

Course arrangements 10

Overview of Sessions 12

Lecturers for 2013 13

Assessment 14

Assessment tasks 16

PART 2 - COURSE SESSIONS

SESSION 1 – Introduction to Primary Health Care26

SESSION 2 – Interdisciplinary teams and Group Work 34

Perspectives of Health38

SESSION 3 – Working in communities44

SESSION 4 - The Impact of Social Inequality 52

SESSION 5 - Introduction to Primary Health Care (PHC) in the
South African Context 70

MODULE DESCRIPTOR

HOME DEPARTMENT: Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning Unit

MODULE TITLE: Health, Development and Primary Health Care

INTRODUCTION
1. Overview & purpose
The purpose of this course is to equip the students with the basic knowledge and skills for understanding the concepts health, development and primary health care and the links between them. A comprehensive analysis of the impact of social inequality and development on health is introduced during the course. The course comprises of five core concepts, i) Interdisciplinary Teams and Group Work, ii) Perspectives of Health, iii) Working in communities, iv) The impact of social inequality, poverty and development; and v) Introduction to Primary Health Care.

1.2Module code: Nursing: HDP115

Dietetics: DIE021

SoNM: NAT123

Physiotherapy: HPC113

Occupational Therapy: HDP112

Social Work: HDP114

SRES: HMS121

Dentistry: HDP111

Oral health: HDP124

Pharmacy: PHA116

1.3Credit value: 5

1.4Duration: T

1.5Module type: F

1.6 SAQA level: 5

7. Pre-requisites: None
8. Co-requisites:...
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