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Polly T. Chua-Chan, MD, MPH
Asst Prof
Chairman

Policarpio B. Joves, Jr, MD, MPH, MOH Assoc Prof
Elizabeth D. Porras, MD, MPH Full Prof
Angelita C. Camacho, MD, MPH Assoc Prof
Alex J. Bienvenido, MD, MPH Asst Prof
Nemuel S. Fajutagana, MD, MPHed Asst Prof
Milagors F. Neri, MD, MA Instructor
Arlette A. Sanchez-Samaniego, MD Asst Prof
Macario F. Reandelar, Jr, MD, MS Asst Prof
Apolinario N. Soriano, Jr, MD, MPM Asst Prof
Maria Fidelis C. Manalo, MD, MS Instructor

COMMUNITY AND FAMILY MEDICINE I
            The subject deals with the study of the family using the different tools for family assessment, community diagnosis and the Philippine health system.
            The purpose of this subject is to enable the students to acquire skills and develop an attitude towards the family and the community as the focus of care utilizing the Primary Health Care approach, and accept his responsibility for health prmotion and disease prevention as part of the holistic approach to health care.

COMMUNITY AND FAMILY MEDICINE II
            The student is introduced to the social and preventive aspect of medicine as these are related to the concept of modern medical care. Families under stress are likewise discussed.
            The basic concepts and principles of Biostatistics are discussed as well as vital and health statistics, as these apply to the practice of Family and Community Medicine. different types of epidemiology principles and methods are discussed to help the students conduct epidemiology studies aimed at preventing the disease and maintenance of health of the people in the community.
            The purpose of the subject is to enable the students to acquire basic knowledge and develop attitudes and skills in the statistical and epidemiological analysis of health-related data and apply the principles of Biostatistics and Epidemiology in the care of the family and the community as well as in the analysis of medical literature.

COMMUNITY AND FAMILY MEDICINE III
            The subject affords the third year medical students the chance to learn program planning, implementation and evaluation utilizing the principles of public health administration and primary health care concept.
            The purpose of the subject is to enable the students to larn existing health programs ad services in the Philippines and plan, implement and evaluate health programs in the community setting utilizing the principles of public health administration and primary health care concept.
            It also provides the students the opportunity to document experiences in managing community health programs and/or family health issues utilizing the concept of research.

COMMUNITY AND FAMILY MEDICINE IV
            A two-months rotation of fourth year medical students at the Department of Community and Family Medicine where they apply and practice the basic principles of community and family medicine learned during heir first three years. The students will apply the principles as they participate in the delivery of services in the following areas as primary care provides:

      1. Ambulatory Care Clinic in the community setting
      2. Community Health Field Practice
        1. 2.1 Community diagnosis
          2.2 Action program
      1. Family Home care Program and Hospice Care
      2. Primary care Services in the hospital setting

HISTORY OF MEDICINE AND MEDICAL ETHICS
            The subject is designed to equip first year students with knowledge of the basic principles of Bioethics and its application in the practice of medicine.
            The purpose of this subject is to enable the medical student to develop critical thinking in assessing properly available evidence or situation for decision-making, become aware of possible risks associated with medical decisions, observe the prescribed moral and legan standards of “due care”

INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL MEDICINE
            The subject is designed to equip the medical students with knowledge and skills in communication and interviewing techniques including approaches to problematic/difficult patients.
            Teaching methods include lectures, demonstrations, film showing and role-play.



POLLY CHUA-CHAN, M.D.
Chairman

(L-R)
Drs. Redentor Mendoza, Macario F. Reandelar Jr., Angelita Camacho, Elizabeth Porras, Polly Chua-Chan, Policarpio Joves Jr., Arlette Samaniego, Ma. Fidelis Manalo, Milagros Neri, Agnes Bausa, & Marthony Basco