Teaching Adult Health Care Workers in Rural China.
COLORADO SPRINGS OSTEOPATHIC FOUNDATIONAND FAMILY MEDICINE CENTER CO
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Using common principles of adult education, young health care practitioners in rural north China are trained in a three-month upgrade course. Foreign medical doctors with the American Non-government Organization NGO, Evergreen, along with local medical doctors, do the teaching and clinical monitoring. Focusing on commonly seen health problems, the course uses problem-based, participatory teaching methods. Students find these teaching methods to be conducive to information recall, and find the skills gained during the course to be practical and useful for their work upon return to their rural clinics.
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