MDM3130EN - Theoretical Foundations of Family Medicine

Course description

This course will offer students the opportunity to review of the history and theory of Family Medicine

How this course benefits students

This course is intended to introduce students to the value of Family Medicine as a specialty that is needed in every healthy healthcare system

Why this course is important

Family Medicine and primary care in general are touted as the most need from a health prespective world-wide. As suchi, 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

Examining Overlap of Family Medicine foundational principles and Biblical values

Missionally driven

Family Medicine is probably among the top opporunities of any missional work and almost universally needed/appreciated

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 cutural communications to reach as many as possible

Practically minded

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

Experientially transformed

Students are encouraged to reflect whether they had a Family dr and what that experience was like and to drqw conclusions on what was good and what needed improvement