COMMUNITY BASED EDUCATION RESEARCH AND SERVICE (COBERS) PROGRAM
COBERS AT MUST
At MUST, COBERS has grown in its depth and scope through providing the Leadership and Community Placement (LCP) course using a multidisciplinary approach. The course is geared towards instilling leadership knowledge and skills and Primary Health Care management essential for confronting the health challenges of the 21st Century.
The Community Based Education (CBE) approach first emerged during the 1970’s in response to population demand for need based education. At the core of CBE was a paradigm shift away from viewing universities as ivory towers. Contextually,
At outset, the most prominent achievement of COBERS is a re-orientation of curricula to the population health needs. Students participate in community placements in interdisciplinary teams of five to eight students. COBERS guidelines have been developed for both students and staff. Read more