CHA5820EN - Community Health Capacity Building

Course description

What is capacity building? The course will look at how health improvement can be accomplished by working across communities, organisatins and systems to increase involvement, decision making and ownership at a local level.

How this course benefits students

Capacity building incorporates advocacy with HLT5800 a compulsory pre-requisite. Students will learn how each level of capacity building (individual, community, organisational and system) can be targeted to improve health.

Why this course is important

The course will provide students with the skills needed to evaluate health needs in cimmunitings and to work cooperatively with the chruch and local organisations to instigate change.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Community Health
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

Capacity building reflects the biblical concept of cooperation. Working together across sectors to improve health will lead to a stronger transformational change than working independently.

Missionally driven

Building capacity for health improvement will also enable mechanisms by which missional students can share the Gospel.

Contextually informed

Evaluating health capacity in the context of national health policies and ethical constraints will be important in determining how to build health capacity.

Interculturally focused

Evaluation of capacity building in different societies and cultures will provide students with insight into the factors that can influence the uptake and success of building health capacity and identify key areas for consideration.

Practically minded

Students will learn how working together is a necessary part of capacity building.

Experientially transformed

Students will work collaboratively to evaluate health capacity in a low income setting and what strategies could be effective in improving health.