Table 1

Overview and some examples of off-campus classes
Category Types -times Example Location Number of participants Contents
Contact with local middle-aged and elderly people 4 types 6 times Exercise class for middle-aged people City gym 5 Participation in the class and experience exercises with middle-aged people
Exercise class for elderly people Community center 3-5 Experience to provide some exercises for elderly people with staffs
Contact with disabled people living in the local com munity 3 types 5 times Supporting project for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients and family members Public installation 8-10 Participations and experiences in the event supported by the local community for ALS patients and family members
Supporting project for cancer patients and family members Public installation 8-10 Participations and experiences in the event supported by the local community for cancer patients and family members
Group activities with disabled children Disabled child education instruction 2-3 Participations and experiences in the activities supported by the local community for mentally and physically disabled children and family members
Group rehabilitation project for persons with higher brain dysfunction and their family members Community center 3-5 Participations and experiences in the rehabilitation activities for persons with higher brain dysfunction and their family members.
Participation in interventions to promote events conducted in the community 2 types 2 times Interventions in health promotion and disease prevention events run by the local government Community hall in the city, etc… 5-8 Participation in events which showing and promoting some interventions or activities for the community-dwelling persons in the community, and experience to run the events with staffs.
Study and experience of activities of healthcare professionals working in the community 3 types 3 times Study of care managers’ work contents Care managers’ working places 2-3 Following a care manager and studying her or his work contents in the community.
Experience of medical checkups for high school baseball players Practice ground of the high school 3-5 Following a physiotherapist and experiences in some measurements, and studying her or his work contents for sports injury prevention in the community.
Conducting stretching exercises in the workplace Working place 3-5 Following a physiotherapist and experiences in some exercise instructions, and studying her or his work contents for working dysfunction prevention in the community.
Organizing student-led seminars for community residents 2 types 3 times Stretching exercise classes Public installation 3-5 Experiences to make stretching exercise programs for community-dwelling persons and instruct them.
Urinary incontinence prevention classes Public installation 3-5 Experiences to provide information on urinary incontinence prevention for community-dwelling elderly women.
Others 3 types 3 times Agricultural experience program Experimental farm 4 Experiences to do farming and think about farmers’ care.
Interaction with midwives working in the local community Institutions of midwives 10 Experiences to communicate with midwives working in the local community and think about community-based midwives’ activities.

Nakagawa et al.

Nakagawa et al. BMC Medical Education 2012 12:84   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-12-84

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