Rural Residency


Introduction

The course is offered to expose the students to the real environment of rural community where a community and a constraint –oriented –approach is the most appropriate way of delivering health services.

Objectives

The student is expected to observe, see, help, or do what the rural hospital doctor is doing or ought to be doing. The primary focus is however identifying health problems; provide services to the rural communities.
By the end of the rural residency course, the student is expected to:

  • Know the organization of the health services in rural community visited.
  • Practical helps or observes the activities performed by the doctors in the rural
    • Medical / health activities.
    • Administrative responsibilities.
    • Supervisory role for paramedical.
    • Community involvement.

Off-hospital activities

  • Identify health problems in the area.
  • Select the most important problem.
  • Practice Health Education: Public health lectures mainly for Schoolchildren.

Each group is requested to write a report about their community activities. This should include:

  • Population (Number, age, sex distribution etc).
  • Geography of the area.
  • Historical and political background.
  • Economic profile (Traditional industry, agriculture, Occupations).
  • Social profile (Family composition, custom, habits… etc).
  • Health profile (Health and health related problems and services, environmental sanitation… etc).

Each group should select a type of health problems:

  • Types of health problem:
    • Diseases (malaria, malnutrition, respiratory diseases, diarrhea …etc).
    • Health services problems ( insufficient drugs, lack of qualified personnel, difficulty in visiting outlying areas …etc).
    • Community problems ( inadequate water supply , no primary education, socio- economic problems…etc
  • By the end of the activity:
    • Each student should submit a logbook including his/her in-hospital detailed activities.
    • Each group should submit a report about their community activities. Documentation is required (photos, videos…etc).
    • Students should respect the local communities, and their field trainers. Working as a team group will be highly considered.
  • Evaluation:
    • Rural residency is given 10% of the total mark of semester 8.
      The mark is divided equally between the log book mark and the report.


Village Residency

Project at village level

Student(s) should spend a minimum of 7 days in a village and live with villagers to identify the main problems in that village. The student should be able to construct a questionnaire to identify the medico social problems and felt needs in the village.

On: 24/01/2015

169 student of 4th year started their rural residence as a part of training program and travel to 8.

  • destinations 5 in White Nile state:
    • Alshawal.
    • Shabasha.
    • Alshitaib.
    • Kosti.
    • Aljabaleen.
  • And 3 to Aljazeera state:
    • Kalkol.
    • Abroos.
    • Alkasamber.

Objectives

The student is expected to observe, see, help, or do what the rural hospital doctor is doing or ought to be doing. The primary focus is how ever identifying health problems? provide servicesTo the rural communities.
By the end of the rural residency course, the student is expected to:

By the end of the rural residency student expected to know organization of health services in Rural community, identify health problems in the area, practice health education and each student should submit a log book including his\her in hospital detailed activity.
Each group should submit a report about their community activities.