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Elective Title: 93ZI710 — COMMUNITY IMMERSION AND INNER CITY HEALTH EDUCATION

Description:

This rotation will provide students with the opportunity to design a comprehensive plan to address health literacy at Indianapolis Metropolitan High School. The students will focus on creating population-specific educational materials that are written with the patient�s accessibility in mind. Activities will include creating and delivering in-person lectures to help educate students and families at the Indianapolis Metropolitan High School. They will be responsible for updating guidelines and creating the materials presented individually or in groups. The students will summarize the education materials covered for the month and identify best approaches for future student educators.


Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Emily Laughlin (erlaughl@iu.edu)

Director: Antione Haywood, Ph.D.

Campus: Indianapolis

Location:


Learning Objectives

  • 1) Explain current issues in health literacy impacting students and families in the Indianapolis area. (PC4)

  • 2) Create strategies for combating health illiteracy in the underserved population. (SBP5)
  • 3) Develop skills in lecture creation and education. (ISC5)
  • 4) Apply written and verbal communication skills. (ISC5)
  • 5) Foster physician-patient relationship through improving health care education.(PC4)
  • 6) Gain an understanding of how lapses in physician-patient communication and describe strategies to improve patient comprehension.(ISC2)
  • 7) Seek and accept feedback from colleagues, faculty, and community partners to incorporate information into the development of lectures and patient-centered activities. (PBLI2)
  • 8) Describe the social determinants of health and their influences on patient (student) population outcomes. (SBP2)
  • 9) Describe cross-cultural communication models and their relevance to clinical and professional practice.(ISC3)
  • 10) Adjust and adapt oral communication [speaking and listening] skills to account for differences in patient, families, and colleagues that fosters respect, trust, and safety. (P2)
  • 11) Employs reflexive practices effectively to enhance patient care and one's own professional well-being. (PBLI1)

Assessment

  • Professional Development Evaluation Form (Assessments will be completed based on student participation and observation of 1+ lecture during the elective period. Students will keep a logbook of assignments completed and provide a schedule to the course director of the lectures that they will be giving. The course director may elect to observe 1+ lecture over the course of the month to ensure appropriate lecture material, organization, and education. There will be a set of reflections to be turned in by the participating students throughout the month that challenges them to think about the population they are serving, their own bias, how it impacts health (Assessments will be completed based on student participation and observation of 1+ lecture during the elective period. Students will keep a logbook of assignments completed and provide a schedule to the course director of the lectures that they will be giving. The course director may elect to observe 1+ lecture over the course of the month to ensure appropriate lecture material, organization, and education. There will be a set of reflections to be turned in by the participating students throughout the month that challenges them to think about the population they are serving, their own bias, how it impacts health).


Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:

AprMayJuneJulyAugSeptOctNovDecJanFebMar
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Duty Hours: 30-35

Time Distribution: 100%Library/Research

Elective Type Category: PD - Professional Development

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Emily Laughlin (erlaughl@iu.edu) Indianapolis Metropolitan High School is the only required off-site location. Students may reach out to other off-site resources or health service agencies depending on the needs of their individual lectures and personal goals for the electives. Students will partnerwith the Office of Medical Service Learning in helping to create and maintain these partnerships.

Third Year Elective? No


Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None