International Study Exposure – Health Provision in Tropical Africa

Course content

Attachment to a clinical department at a hospital or a clinic in the developing world. The attachment is arranged by the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, but can under special circumstances be arranged by the student. This requires prior approval by the Faculty. 

The purpose of the attachment is to gain experience with health provision and clinical medicine at an institution in the developing world. The stay should increase the student’s clinical skills and give insight into the disease pattern in the surrounding society. The student should also experience and gain an understanding of the challenge of providing health services in a society with limited health budgets.   

Education

Master of Science in Medicine - compulsory

Learning outcome

At the end of the course the students are expected to know the following:

As medical expert, as collaborator, as scholar, as health advocate and as professional.

Knowledge

  • obtain knowledge of local disease pattern
  • obtain insights into prioritization at health facilities with limited resources
  • demonstrate a sufficient level of skill in clinical medicine, academician and health provider.
  • describe pathophysiological characteristics of diseases treated at the department or clinic visited. 
  • document knowledge about clinical routines and division of work between the health caters at the facility.       
                         

Skills      

  • get exposure to working under conditions, which are markedly different from those experienced in the Danish health system
  • diagnose and initialize treatment of the most common diseases treated at the health facility
  • compile a relevant clinical history and perform a clinical examination, and based on this
    • provide tentative diagnoses and differential diagnoses
    • propose relevant paraclinical investigations and provide a proposal for initial treatment.
       

Competencies

  • provide professional health care according to the norms and standards in the country visited.     

Attachment to a clinical department at a hospital or a clinic in the developing world.

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Exam in Summer Course in International Health

Please note that the Summer Course in International Health is taught only in August. Thus students planning to attend "International Study Exposure – Health Provision in Tropical Africa" in the spring should attend Summer Course in International Health during August the year before.

Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
ECTS
15 ECTS
Type of assessment
Portfolio
The portfolio includes:
Course participation

Upkeep of a clinical diary, which should contain a three page summery presenting a clinical case of particular interest. The document should be in English.

The student will recieve one grade based on both elements
Aid
All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
Internal examination
Criteria for exam assessment

To obtain the grade 12 the student must demonstrate the following abilities:

As medical expert, as collaborator, as scholar, as health advocate and as professional.

Knowledge

  • demonstrate a sufficient level of skill in clinical medicine, academician and health provider.
  • describe pathophysiological characteristics of diseases treated at the department or clinic visited. 
  • document knowledge about clinical routines and division of work between the health caters at the facility.       
                         

Skills      

  • compile a relevant clinical history and perform a clinical examination, and based on this
    • provide tentative diagnoses and differential diagnoses
    • propose relevant paraclinical investigations and provide a proposal for initial treatment.
       

Competencies

  • provide professional health care according to the norms and standards in the country visited.     
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 2
  • Class Instruction
  • 2
  • Practical Training
  • 240
  • Exam
  • 31
  • Preparation
  • 130
  • English
  • 405