Principal Investigator(s)Todd Pollock
This undergraduate program was designed to prepare students in the health sciences with the skills necessary to provide and facilitate comprehensive and team-based care across the continuum. The seminar focuses on the patient population at high-risk for frequent readmission to the hospital.
The course has been structured to emphasize:
- Understanding this patient population, the health system and health behavior challenges associated with this population, and systematic needs associated with reducing their health care needs; and
- Exposing students to the patient population through visits at the hospital, home, and community including providing in-home assessments, patient education, and behavior change techniques.
By the completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- Critically discuss the health needs of this vulnerable/high risk population along with barriers and facilitators of the population’s use of and access to health care services.
- Assess the in-home health needs of the vulnerable/high risk population and provide appropriate recommendations to improve health and safety within the home.
- Identify and implement strategies for promoting health behaviors and goal-setting within the patient population.
- Evaluate current gaps in health services provided to the vulnerable high risk population and provide recommendations on how to improve their health, quality of life, and well-being.