Public Health I [primary Health Care]
Course Content and Outline
I) Lectures (30 hours)
i) Historical background of PHC program (6 hours)
a) History of health services in Uganda.
b) WHO‟s goal of health for all by year 2000.
c) Alma Declaration
d) Principles of PHC
ii) Elements of PHC (2 hours)
iii) Pillars of PHC (4 hours)
a) Political commitment.
b) Full community participation‟
c) Appropriate technology
d) Intersectoral collaboration
iv) The organization levels at which PHC is carried out (4 hours)
a) National Level
b) District level
c) Rural health facility level
d) Community level with emphasis on the Village Health team Concept
v) The concept of community Based Health Care (CBHC) - (4 hours)
a) The role of community health worker (CHW) in PHC.
b) Qualities of an effective CHW.
c) The common operation problems in implementing CBHC activities
d) The roles of a clinical officer In CBHC
vi) Traditional healers and traditional practices of medicine (4 hours)
a) Type of health problems commonly handled by traditional healers e.g. infertility, etc.
b) Types of traditionally prepared medicine
c) Mode of operations of traditional healers (including rituals);Collecting medicine, Preserving medicine, Administration of medicine
d) Benefits of tradition healers to the community the possible dangers of traditional healer to the community.
e) Views of public about traditional healers and professional medical worker.
f) Identification of the role and impact of traditional health practitioners in the promotion of health and prevention of diseases.
v) Planning and implementing PHC activities (2 hours)
vi) Community diagnosis (4 hours)
c) Data collection and analysis
II) Tutorials (10 Hours)
a) The community entry process (2 hours)
b) Designing a community diagnosis data collection tool (2 hours)
c) Data analysis programme -SPSS ( 6 hours)
III) Practicals (30 Hours)
Students to write a community diagnosis proposal, execute it and write a report.
a) Community diagnosis proposal writing (5 hours)
b) Data collection (10 hours)
c) Data analysis (5 hours)
d) Report writing (5 hours)
e) Report presentation ( 5 hours)
b) Group discussion
c) Field visits
d) Role plays
e) Case studies
a) Whiteboards and Markers
b) Flip Charts
c) The Community