Build medical knowledge & learn the fundamentals of international health interventions in Honduras.
Students shadow our local medical professionals in Honduras to deliver critical health services to resource-limited communities in both rural and urban settings. The curriculum immerses students in our program methodology: community selection, community health worker interviews, pharmacology & traditional medicine applications, mobile medical clinics in rural areas, and monitoring & evaluation systems. The curriculum culminates in two live clinic sessions in our physical urban clinic in Tegucigalpa supported by advanced telemedical equipment to optimize learning outcomes.
In addition to our skill-based learning objectives, building cultural competence is integrated into the course to increase the quality of services and improve outcomes with community partners.
Customize your Health TeleSquad by selecting a set of modules. Explore available modules below:
MODULE 1: Introductions and Organization Overview
Coordinator and student introductions along with a presentation on our parent organization Global Brigades’ (GB) health and economic development programs in Honduras. Self-paced activity: Reflect on Global Brigades’ holistic model and the advantages of an integrated community development approach.
MODULE 2: Cultural Context and the Honduran Health System
Coordinator presents on Global Brigades medical programming in the context of the Honduran medical system. Self-paced activity: Reflect on the Honduran medical system and draw parallels to your local one.
MODULE 3: Community Selection
A community selection simulation and introduction to the specific community that the rural clinic will be taking place in. Self-paced activity: Students can explore the community profile on our website by visiting www.globalbrigades.org/countries/honduras and fill out the social determinants of health worksheet.
Module 4: Community Health Worker Program
Coordinator presents on Global Brigades’ CHW program in Honduras and how they are a resource to support primary care in remote communities around the world. Self-paced activity: Prepare questions for the Community Health Worker.
MODULE 5: Meeting a Community Health Worker*
Live meeting with a Community Health Workers (CHW) to discuss the community’s history with GB, specific community needs, and their role within the community to support continuity of care. Self-paced activity: Use the worksheet to research and compare other CHW interventions around the world.
MODULE 6: Health Workshop Preparation
A working session for the Class to prepare the health workshop that will be presented during the rural clinic. Self-paced activity: Split into classes and create workshop using templates provided.
MODULE 7: Clinic Preparation 1 – Analyzing Electronic Medical Records
Class reviews past patient data (scrubbed to be anonymous) from past rural clinics and common illnesses. Self-paced activity: Continue working on health workshops in class.
MODULE 8: Clinic Preparation 2 – Pharmacology
Coordinator presents common medication and use cases during clinics along with an introduction to traditional Honduran medicine. Self-paced activity: Class finalizes workshops.
MODULE 9: Clinic Preparation 3 – Mock Patient Consultations Using Telemedical Equipment
Coordinator presents common medication and use cases during clinics along with an introduction to traditional Honduran medicine. Self-paced activity: Students review medical Spanish terminology worksheet.
MODULE 10 and 11: Urban Clinic Days
Two sessions shadowing our Honduran doctors utilizing telemedical devices at our Urban Clinic in Tegucigalpa. Self-paced activity: Reflections and observations from urban clinic days
Module 12: Rural Clinic Day Recap
Coordinator shares recording of the mobile rural clinic and doctor recaps with Class on most interesting epidemiological cases. Self-paced activity: Class updates social determinants of health worksheet.
MODULE 13: Impact & Evaluation
Coordinator presents GB’s monitoring and evaluation program and the class creates their own impact report that presents the number of consultations by illness type. Self-paced activity: Complete impact report and prepare cooking materials
MODULE 14: Cultural Celebration and Final Reflections
Class prepares a local Honduran dish and reflects on the overall experience. Discuss the many topics covered throughout the TeleSquad. Self-paced activity: Fill out the end of the squad survey. If you’re heading to college, look into existing chapters of GB on your campus!
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