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Unit Code: PBH701

Unit Name: Community Needs Assessment

Description: Community Needs Assessment is an important course for the final year BPH students as this discusses in details the first step for any community development whether it is in health or otherwise. Some call this as community profiling or auditing, but the idea is to collect a baseline data which discusses the full report of the community health needs. Entailed in the process are the data collection (primary and secondary), analyzing and reporting and also the formulation of an action plan. In undertaking this practicum the students will be working alongside/with field practitioners and their supervisor to assist in carrying out needs assessment as and when needed. All of the above will be done in partnership with the community and relevant key stakeholders. Students will be doing all of these (hands-on) with the guidance of the supervisors and Public Health Practitioners in the field.

Learning Target Outcomes: On successful completion of this course, the students will be able to : 1. Describe types of needs, Communities Needs Assessment and its Processes 2. Explain Community Needs Assessment and prioritization 3. Develop Community Assessment Tool and Database 4. Conduct Data Processing 5. Demostrate Data analysis and Data Interpretations 6. Demostrate Community Needs Assessment according to the settings planned 7. Collate and Analyze Data collected 8. Develop report, present and disseminate

Prerequisite: NA

Prerequisite Sentence: N/A

Credit Point: 30

Offered In: Semester 1