Skills For Community Development Practitioners

The Basic Issue

A doctor friend of mine said that upon graduating, many doctors don't know how to give a needle and have to scramble around learning such practical matters. Perhaps that is something of an overstatement, but it closely parallels the situation in the MRD program. The program is designed to turn out "Doctor level" workers rather than "Nurse Level" workers, heavy on theory and light on practical ( the reverse being true of the community college level graduates).

In one sense, a dual course would be ideal in order to establish a theoretical as well as a practical level of excellence in performance amongst the graduates. But on further reflection, this would really solve very little:

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