MDM5130EN - Theoretical Foundations of Family Medicine

Course description

A continuation and in depth review of the history and theory of Family Medicine

How this course benefits students

The student will learn the value of Family Medicine as a specialty that is needed in every healthcare system with more in depth and detailed examples from the field

Why this course is important

Family Medicine and primary care in general are touted as the most need from a health perspective world-wide. As such, preparing people who are trained in the field or who can come along and support those who are in this field can go along way in affecting society

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Medical Mission
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
Dr. Nad Tad, DABFM, FAAFP, Professor of Medical Mission

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

A more detailed look into Overlap of Family Medicine foundational principles and Biblical values. Especially looking at the example of the Lord Jesus Christ as the ultimate physician example.

Missionally driven

Examining specific areas of Family Medicine that allow for strategic missional work and integrating this with community needs and outreach as well as other sectors

Contextually informed

Family Medicine is a very broad discipline spanning all specialties as well as public health and prevention. As such it is easily contextualized into any form of needed healthcare

Interculturally focused

Family Medicine needs good cross cultural communications to reach as many people as possible

Practically minded

Family Medicine is a very practical discipline that allows engagement at many levels

Experientially transformed

Students are encouraged to reflect on personal or observed experiences with illness and health and to draw conclusions as to the most Biblical based care