Course Descriptions and Outlines

Community Health Worker Courses

Health Communication, Teaching & Capacity Building

This course will introduce concepts of verbal and non-verbal communication required for the Community Health Worker (CHW) to effectively interact with clients, their families and healthcare providers of all backgrounds. Students apply skills such as active listening and motivational interviewing. This course also focuses on the CHW's role as a teacher to increase the capability of the community and the client to access the health care and social services systems. Course materials will emphasis empowering clients to become self-sufficient in achieving personal health goals within the role of the CHW. Prerequisites: None Co-requisites: None

Credits: 3.00

Credit Breakdown: Lecture 3.00
Lab 0
On the job training n/a

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