Courses Catalogue

Public Health Iv [maternal And Child Health]

COURSE CODE: PHD 2203
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Clinical Medicine and Community Health, Diploma
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Allied Health Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

This module focuses on current health problems affecting both pregnant women and children.it especially focuses on antenatal care, Family planning, immunization, child growth and development as well as MCH indicators.

Course Aim
The  aim  of teaching  MCH is   enable  the learner  to  acquire  competencies    necessary for the production, coordination  an  supervision of  MCH health  activities  in the  community.

Learning objectives
After the cource, the trainees should be able to:
a)      Define MCH/reproductive  health
b)      List   the functions  of the  various  clinics  under  MCH and  reproductive  health services
c)      Sate  the objectives of MCH  and  reproductive  health clinics
d)     Describe the immunisable diseases.
e)      Discuss the vaccine used against the six killer disease
f)       Explain the principles underlying the process of immunization describe the Uganda National Immunization schedule.
g)      Outline the cold chain system.
h)      Explain the importance  of growth  monitoring  discus the importance  of breastfeeding  in the  community  Explain  the procedure of preparing   and  administration  PRT
i)        Explain the socio-economic and health benefits of family planning to the individual the family and the community.
j)        Explain the approaches of integration MCH reproductive health services into other services.
Identify the roles of health workers in the provision of family planning services as a component of PHC