Courses Catalogue

Principles Of Community Health And Epidemiology

COURSE CODE: MPP 1112
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Physiology, B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: Faculty of Biomedical Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

 

2.   Course Justification/Rationale

 

This is one of the courses intended to prepare the students for Community Based Education, Research, Management and Services (COBERMS) courses, which come later in the programme by providing the necessary knowledge in general principles of community health. The second part of the course is intended to acquaint the student with determinants of health, ill health and death, and the statistical measures of health, ill- health and death in a community.   It prepares the students for application of the epidemiological principles during fieldwork, which comes later

 

3.   Course Description

 

This course explains the principles governing management of disease and epidemic outbreaks in communities, and the factors which influence disease transmission among individuals and communities. The topics covered includes; Principles of statistics, Principles of Community Health, General Principles of Community Health, Demography Including  Determinants  and  Consequences  of  Population  Growth,  Measurement  of Health and Counting of Disease, Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, including the Concept   and   Pillars   of   Primary   Health   Care   (PHC),   Environmental   Sanitation,


Occupational Health, Public Health Legislation, The Health of Refugees and Internally Displaced People, Disaster Preparedness and Response, Community Drug Use and Principles of Epidemiology

4.   Course Aim

 

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