Medical Program

Olinda School

Program Description

Medical Program

Olinda School

This course takes place throughout the year, except during the first half of January and the second half of July. The course lasts a minimum of four weeks and may be extended at the discretion of the student.

The course includes two weeks of intensive Portuguese classes and lectures on health addressing tropical diseases, public health, the government’s Family Health Program (PSF) and the doctor-patient relationship.

The goal of this program is to engage the student and help them understand the reality of public health in Brazil. For this reason the student will conduct a survey of the most common diseases in a number of different local communities, prepare and develop prevention workshops and produce a final report listing the difficulties faced by these communities when they need to access the public health system, specifically the PSF.

Students will have the opportunity to work with the Instituto Solidare in Recife. In order for students to gain a broader understanding of the reality of Brazilian public health they will also work in a small town in the interior of Pernambuco, Panelas.

Upon arrival, students will be entitled to transportation from the airport to their homestay.

This course is divided into two parts.

Part One: In the first two weeks, students will have four 50-minute group classes of Portuguese language instruction, every morning Monday through Friday. On two afternoons, the student will take classes in Tropical Diseases, Public Health, Introduction to the Family Health Program of the Federal Government and doctor-patient relationship. They will also visit the Instituto Solidare where they will receive training and be involved in conducting a survey of the most common diseases among the public in the communities served by the organization.

Part Two: For the second part of the course students will work in the Instituto Solidare communities in Recife and Panelas.

During this period they will deliver workshops, conduct the survey, finalize their reports and update the program Facebook page.

Medical Program Schedule

Week 1

Day 1

  • 8:00-9:30h –Language placement test and orientation (general procedures)
  • 9:30-11:50h –Portuguese lessons
  • 12:00-13:00h –Lunch break
  • 13:00h –School activity

Day 2

  • 8:00-11:50h –Portuguese lessons
  • 12:00-13:00h –Lunch break
  • 13:00-15:00h –Workshop: Public health and definition of field activities (survey and mapping)

Day 3

  • 8:00-11:50h –Portuguese lessons
  • 12:00-13:00h –Lunch break
  • 13:00-17:00h –Visit to the Instituto Solidare

Day 4

  • 8:00-11:50h –Portuguese lessons
  • 12:00-13:00h –Lunch break
  • 13:00-15:00h –Workshop: Family health and doctor-patient relationship. Training in how to use survey of the most common diseases among the public served by the Instituto Solidare

Day 5

  • 8:00-11:50h –Portuguese lessons
  • 12:00-13:00h –Lunch break
  • 13:00-17:00h –Visit to the Instituto Solidare: Survey the most common diseases among the public served by the Instituto Solidare (ZEIS Cavaleiro)

Day 6

  • Weekend excursion

Day 7

  • Free time

Week 2

Day 8

  • 8:00-11:50h –Portuguese lessons
  • 12:00-13:00h –Lunch break
  • 13:00-17:00h –Visit to the Instituto Solidare: Survey the most common diseases among the public served by the Instituto Solidare (ZEIS Cavaleiro) (continuation)

Day 9

  • 8:00-11:50h –Portuguese lessons
  • 12:00-13:00h –Lunch break
  • 13:00-15:00h –Workshop: Tropical diseases

Day 10

  • 8:00-11:50h –Portuguese lessons
  • 12:00-13:00h –Lunch break
  • 13:00-17:00h –Visit to the Instituto Solidare: Survey the most common diseases among the public served by the Instituto Solidare (ZEIS Cavaleiro) (continuation)

Day 11

  • 8:00-11:50h –Portuguese lessons
  • 12:00-13:00h –Lunch break
  • 13:00-15:00h –Workshop: Tropical diseases (continuation)

Day 12

  • 8:00-11:50h –Portuguese lessons
  • 12:00-13:00h –Lunch break
  • 13:00-17:00h –Visit to the Instituto Solidare: Survey the most common diseases among the public served by the Instituto Solidare (ZEIS Cavaleiro) (continuation)

Day 13

  • Weekend excursion

Day 14

  • Free time

Week 3

Day 15

  • 8:00-11:50h –Visit to the institute Solidare: Conduct workshops with the public in the Instituto Solidare (ZEIS Cavaleiro)
  • 12:00-13:00h –Lunch break
  • 13:00-17:00h –Conduct workshops with the public in the Instituto Solidare (ZEIS Cavaleiro) (continuation)

Day 16

  • 8:00-11:50h –Visit to the institute Solidare: Conduct workshops with the public in the Instituto Solidare (ZEIS Cavaleiro)
  • 12:00-13:00h –Lunch break
  • 13:00-17:00h –Conduct workshops with the public in the Instituto Solidare (ZEIS Cavaleiro) (continuation)

Day 17

  • 8:00-11:50h –Visit to the institute Solidare: Conduct workshops with the public in the Instituto Solidare (ZEIS Cavaleiro)
  • 12:00-13:00h –Lunch break
  • 13:00-17:00h – Preparation of the community report

Day 18

  • 8:00h –Go to Instituto Solidare
  • 10:00-12:00h –Travel to Panelas
  • 12:00-13:00h –Lunch break
  • 13:00-17:00h –Survey of the most common diseases among the public served by Instituto Solidare (Panelas)

Day 19

  • 8:00-12:00h –Survey of the most common diseases among the public served by Instituto Solidare (Panelas) (continuation)
  • 12:00-13:00h –Lunch break
  • 13:00-17:00h –Survey of the most common diseases among the public served by Instituto Solidare (Panelas) (continuation)

Day 20

  1. 8:00-12:00h –Survey of the most common diseases among the public served by Instituto Solidare (Panelas) (continuation)
  2. 12:00-13:00h –Lunch break
  3. 13:00-17:00h –Survey of the most common diseases among the public served by Instituto Solidare (Panelas) (continuation)

Day 21

  • 8:00-12:00h –Survey of the most common diseases among the public served by Instituto Solidare (Panelas) (continuation)
  • 12:00-13:00h –Lunch break
  • 13:00-17:00h –Survey of the most common diseases among the public served by Instituto Solidare (Panelas) (continuation)

Week 4

Day 22

  • 8:00-12:00h –Conduct workshops with the public in the Instituto Solidare (Panelas)
  • 12:00-13:00h –Lunch break
  • 13:00-17:00h –Conduct workshops with the public in the Instituto Solidare (Panelas) (continuation)

Day 23

  • 8:00-12:00h –Conduct workshops with the public in the Instituto Solidare (Panelas)
  • 12:00-13:00h –Lunch break
  • 13:00-17:00h –Conduct workshops with the public in the Instituto Solidare (Panelas) (continuation)

Day 24

  • 8:00-12:00h –Preparation of the community report (Panelas)
  • 12:00-13:00h –Lunch break
  • 13:00-16:30h –Travel to Recife

Day 25

  • 8:00-11:50h –Visit to Portuguese Language School and evaluation of the program
  • 12:00-13:00h –Lunch break
  • 13:00h –Free time

Day 26

  • Free time

Day 27

  • Free time

Day 28

  • Free time/Departure
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Last updated February 29, 2016
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