online modules

Our team has developed modules that focus on specific topics relating to rural health practice issues and skills.

These modules consist of materials from the South Carolina Office on Rural Health, best practice information about rural health service delivery and interprofessional teamwork, and case studies about interprofessional rural healthcare.

Module topics include:

  • Introduction to Rural Practice

  • Rural School-Based Behavioral Health

  • Rural Health and Primary Care

  • Rural Behavioral Health Care

  • Ethics in Rural Setting​

These modules were primarily created for asynchronous online delivery to students at the College of Social Work to be used in a seminar class on integrated health care and a new interprofessional course that will be created on tele-mental health in rural areas. However, the modules and supplemental materials have been published here to ensure that the material may be continuously updated, refined and delivered to community partners. Our team also plans to submit these modules to the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education and Council of Social Work Education for national dissemination.

Explore module content below
Modules
Description
Introduction to Rural Practice

This module provides a brief introduction to assist in defining rural and explores rural needs, challenges and opportunities. 

Rural School-Based Behavioral Health Practice

This module defines primary care and its relevance to rural communities, highlights rural health needs, explores unique challenges and practice considerations and discusses their implications for rural practice. 

Rural Health and Primary Care

This module defines primary care and its relevance to rural communities, highlights rural health needs, explores unique challenges and practice considerations and discusses their implications for rural practice. 

Rural Behavioral Health and Substance Use

This module discusses substance use treatment and recovery service needs in the rural United States and South Carolina.

Ethics in Rural Setting

This module discusses the unique ethical considerations to be made in rural communities as they pertain to practice.