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Department: MEOBG-Obstetrics and Gynecology
Course: 532-Women's Health Policy

Course Coordinator: Dr. Susan Leong-Kee,Dr. Lisa Hollier
Course Faculty: Dr. Anitra Beasley,Dr. Efua Leke,Dr. Lisa Hollier,Dr. Susan Raine
Elective Location:
Periods Elective offered: Qtr: 1,2,3,4
Min. Number of Students:Max: 3
Course Level: Clinical Elective: Counts toward 32-credit graduation requirement
Credit: 8
Pre-requisites: Ob/Gyn Core Rotation
Visiting Student Elective: Yes
Open to International Students: No
Faculty Approval: Yes

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
Regular Hours (Mon-Fri): Inpatient Ward: 10
Night Call: Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics: 30
Weekends: Surgery:
  Didactic: 30
  Other: 30
Statement of Goals:
Students must demonstraete an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of health care and the ability to effectively call on system resources to provide care that is of optimal value. Upon completion of this elective, the student should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of : health systems organization, health care financing, health policy formation, care of the underserved, global health, patient safety and quality improvement.
Learning Activities
The student will be asked to read and/or watch the curriculum modules for the course. Additional readings will be provided to the student in the form of a CD and a binder of required articles. Mandatory special sessions will be added depending on relevance (i.e., Grand Rounds lecture on relevant topics). The student will be expected to identify or produce one new educational resource for the health policy curriculum. The student will be expected to identify an area of interest over the course of the rotation, and develop a 5-7 page paper on the topic. The paper will present background information regarding the topic, relevant epidemiologic information, potential interventions or solutions to the issue, and suggestions for future work. Current literature citations will be expected and should number no less than 10 and no more than 100.
Evaluation Methods
The student will meet with the rotation preceptor (Lisa Hollier) on weekly basis for one hor to review progress on readings and comprehensive of the policy issues seen on the rotation. At the conclusion of the final week of the rotation, a one hour interactive sessions will occur with the preceptor [and other faculty mentors as available] to present the student's final project. The grade will be based clinical rotation performance (20%), weekly progress assessment (25%), and final project (35%).
When and Where to report on first day of service:
Academic Office, TCH Women's Pavilion
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Diane Jensen
Contact Phone: 832-826-7373
Contact Fax: 832-825-9352
Contact Location: 6651 Main St., Ste. 1020; Houston, TX 77030
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