- COURSE INTRODUCTION, OVERVIEW AND WELCOME MESSAGE
Welcome to Community Health Course.
My name is Dean Jamal and I am the course lead for the Community Health Course. As you prepare to start theis course, kindly watch this brief welcome message video.
Enjoy the course and do not hesitate to reach out if you face any challenge.
- SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AND PREPARATORY COURSES
In the first week of this course, you will offer some short modules for skills development and preparation. This includes short courses on Life Skills, Introducing Peace and Conflict Resolution, and community resilience. These preparatory courses were made to give you an introduction into the essentials of life skills to help you forward in your life and your job.
In Life Skills, you will learn to think about who you are and where you want to go, and what skills you will need to develop in order to get there. In introduction to Peace and Conflict Resolution, you will do exercises with your fellow students in order to learn about conflict, how to recognize and respond to conflict, and how to mediate it. In community resilience, you will learn to recognize how experiences you have may have impacted or continue to impact you, and how you can deal with this, so that you can fully concentrate on your professional career.
Please enjoy these introductory courses in your first week, and continue to work with and reflect on this first week as you move through the full course.
- STUDY UNIT 1: INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNITY HEALTH AND DISEASES
Community Health Course (CHC) covers the vast professional procedures and methodologies employed towards ensuring a healthy community. Practices like sensitization, community health facility monitoring, procurement of health care necessities plus their maintenance are mapped together for purposes of exacting health predefined goals by the ministry of health or health facilities.
This study Unit covers an overview of community health care, the concept of health and diseases, overview of developed and developing countries health status, primary health care and health system and finally the essential package of health services overview
- STUDY UNIT 2: MATERNAL, REPRODUCTIVE, NEONATAL AND CHILD HEALTH
The Maternal and Child Health module gives students core knowledge about maternal and child health issues across the life cycle - from pre-conception, through pregnancy and infancy, to childhood and adolescence. This Study Unit covers an overview of maternal and child health, maternal and health services, and child health problems.
- STUDY UNIT 3: EXPENDED PROGRAM OF IMMUNIZATION (EPI)
Before going to immunization we must know what Immunity is and what are its types? Immunity to a disease is achieved through the presence of antibodies to that disease in a person’s system. Antibodies are proteins produced by the body to neutralize or destroy toxins or disease-carrying organisms. Antibodies are disease-specific
This Study Unit explains what vaccination is and how to deliver quality immunization service including safe injection and waste management reporting
- STUDY UNIT 4: INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT OF ACUTE MALNUTRITION
Malnutrition refers to when a person's diet does not provide enough nutrients or the right balance of nutrients for optimal health. This study unit covers an overview of malnutrition, definition and causes of malnutrition, management of malnutrition in different nutrition program.
- STUDY UNIT 5: INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT OF CHILDHOOD ILLNESS (IMCI)
Childhood disease and disorder are referred to as any illness, impairment, or abnormal condition that affects primarily infants and children i.e., those in the age span that begins with the fetus and extends through adolescence. This chapters covers, Background of Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI), definition, strategies, intervention models and assessment of different diseases in children, diagnosis, treatment and preventive measures.
- STUDY UNIT 6: Covid-19 Pandemic
A pandemic is an epidemic of an infectious disease that has spread across a large region, for instance multiple continents or worldwide, affecting a substantial number of people. This study unit will provide overview of COVID-19 history, transmission, systems, prevention, control and vaccination.
- STUDY UNIT 7: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
Hygiene can be said to be a series of conditions or practices conducive to maintaining health and preventing disease, especially through cleanliness. This study unit covers main aspects of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in humanitarian setting, it enables you to understand the meaning of WASH, approaches, water quality and safety, IDSR and outbreak response, & water associated diseases.
- STUDY UNIT 8: First Aid
First aid is the initial assistance or treatment given to a person who is injured or suddenly becomes ill. The person who provides this help may be a first aider, a first responder, a policeman or fireman, or a paramedic or EMT. This study unit prepares you for being a first aider, psychologically and emotionally, as well as giving practical advice on what you should and should not do in an emergency situation