Certificate Course in Rural Health Worker Training and Traditional Medicinal Practices (2004,2005)

This course aims to prepare community health care workers for meeting the health needs of rural areas. The course covers primary health care, hygiene, preventive and curative health practices, diet and nutrition, child and women's health care, study of traditional medicinal systems, detection of diseases, referral of cases, knowledge of illnesses and stages in their treatment, health counseling, sensitisation and awareness, building health support networks and services. The course includes lectures as well as practical experience in working in health clinics, health surveys, visits to hospitals, health organisations and laboratories.