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Table 5 Function: management of community health problems department: medicine

From: Evaluation of a task-based community oriented teaching model in family medicine for undergraduate medical students in Iraq

principle tasks learning objectives
- Practicing an evidence based clinical medicine - Take proper clinical history, conduct general and systemic examination, select essential investigations and perform diagnosis according to specific criteria
- Making provisional and definitive diagnosis. - Practice putting differential diagnosis and identify the most logical diagnosing criterion
- Prescription and evaluation of treatment. - Practice writing drugs prescription and explain route and method of administration and its main side effects, and evaluate its impact
- Dealing with current health traditions and customs - Choose the negative tradition, plan to alter it, use a suitable & effective method of communication.
- Prevention and control of communicable disease conditions - Display essential measures for preventing and controlling infectious cases (environmental sanitation, active and passive immunization, isolation of cases, tracing of contacts .. etc.
- Health-educational advice - Propagate essential and primitive primary health care educational guidance (specially in regard to safe water, immunization program, and MCH services).
- Building a positive relationship with families. - Practice the initiation and continuity of an active relationship with clients and their family
- Notification and referral services of dangerous diseases - Identify critical cases, practice notification activities, and refer cases according to indication
- Referral of chronic disease - Put criteria of referral, identify its presence, practice referral measures, and follow up cases to ensure continuity of health care