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COURSE OBJECTIVES

At the end of the course, the students should be able to:

1.

Explain the concept, the principles and practice of Primary Health Care.



2.

Discuss the importance of Health to the individual, the family and the community.



3.

Discuss and demonstrate the importance of Health Education.



4.

Identify harmful traditional beliefs and practices to Health of individual, family, community and suggest ways and means of reducing or eliminating their harmful effects.



5.

Identify common social problems in Uganda and discuss possible solutions to them.



6.

Describe Immunizable diseases, stating their causes, symptoms effects and their prevention and treatment.



7.

Identify safe sources of water and demonstrate how to protect water sources.



8.

Describe the elements of good environmental sanitation and discuss the role of good environmental sanitation in the promotion of health.



9.

Describe the various types of food and their functions in our bodies and discuss the harmful effects of poor nutrition.



10.

Describe the food path and discuss the importance of food security.



11.

Discuss the causes, symptoms, signs, prevention and treatment of common communicable diseases.



12.

Discuss the causes, symptoms, signs, prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases including AIDS and discuss the socio-economic effects of the diseases.



13.

Discuss the causes, symptoms, signs, prevent on and treatment of common non communicable diseases.



14.

Demonstrate the ability to administer First Aid.



15.

Describe and explain the common causes and prevention of accidents.



16.

Discuss the common causes, prevention and treatment of diarrhoeal diseases.



17.

Describe the causes, prevention and treatment of drug dependence.



18.

Describe the causes, development of harmful effects, of smoking, to the individual, family and community.



19.

Describe the causes, prevention and treatment of alcoholism and discuss its effects on the individual, family and community.



20.

Describe various types, causes, effects, prevention and treatment of juvenile delinquency.



21.

List and describe some of the common inherited disorders and suggest ways of preventing their occurrence.



22.

Identify common health problems affecting mothers and children and suggest solutions.



23.

Describe the structure and functions of a normal family in Uganda.



24.

Discuss the importance and advantages of a planned population; problems of over population and unplanned urbanization.



25.

Describe the history and the current structure of health services in Uganda.



26.

Discuss the importance of health promotion.



27.

Describe the causes, signs, symptoms, effects, prevention and treatment of common mental disorders. Discuss the problems caused by the stigma attached to mental illness.



28.

Develop and demonstrate the following skills and attitudes in relation to the contents of this syllabus, observation, reporting, classification, prediction, generalisation, application, analysis, interpretation of data, exploration, curiosity, originality, open mindedness, self criticism, problem solving and being considerate of others.

AIMS OF THE COURSE ARE TO:

1.

Facilitate reduction in Maternal and Child Mortality and morbidity rates.



2.

Encourage proper family planning practices.



3.

Improve nutritional status of the people.



4.

Assist in controlling the spread of communicable diseases like TB, Malaria, STDs including AIDS.



5.

Impart knowledge, skills and attitudes which will influence individuals, families and community to achieve complete well-being.



6.

Encourage development of positive attitudes towards the proper utilisation of Health services and other community services.



7.

Promote the protection and enrichment of the environment for the improvement of our health.



8.

Enable the students to become responsible for their own health, that of the family and the community; and to encourage them to develop healthy life styles.



9.

Encourage the students to apply health principles and attitudes in solving some of the everyday problems in the environment.



10.

Inspire the students to consciously consider the avenues and opportunities offered by this course for future professional careers.



11.

Provide students with basic Health Education background for further education and training.



12.

Contribute to the attainment of the goal of health for all by the year 2000.