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ABRIDGEMENT PROGRAMME IN COMMUNITY HEALTH TO GET DIPLOMA IN COMMUNITY HEALTH (DCH)
Admission Requirements
Qualified, registered and Licensed Community Health Extension Workers (CHEWs) with measurable cognate experience in the practice of Primary Health Care. Apart from the above requirements the candidates must also possess five credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Biology or Health Science, and any other two (2) subjects in not more than two sittings at SSCE, GCE or NECO.
Duration of the Course: 18 weeks.
The course was developed for upgrading the knowledge and skills of practicing Community Health Extension Workers (CHEWs) to Diploma level. It is an eighteen (18) week programme by course work and written examination.

There are a total of 25 courses in the Diploma abridged curriculum as tabulated below.

S/No

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

1

GNS 101

Use of English

15 Hrs

2

GNS 102

Communication in English I

15 Hrs

3

DHT 111

Oral Hygiene

15 Hrs

4

GNS 228

Research/Project Writing

30 Hrs

5

GNP 111

Anatomy and Physiology

15 Hrs

6

GNS 211

Introduction to Sociology

15 Hrs

7

GNS 212

Sociology of the Family

15 Hrs

8

BUS 213

Small Business Management

15 Hrs

9

GNP 123

Introductory Pharmacology

15 Hrs

10

GNS 201

Use of English II

15 Hrs

11

FST 125

Nutrition

15 Hrs

12

STAT 111

Introduction to Statistics

30 Hrs

13

GNS 111

Citizenship Education

15 Hrs

14

GNS 202

Communication in English II

15 Hrs

15

GNS 213

Introduction to Medical Sociology

15 Hrs

16

COM 111

Introduction to Computer

15 Hrs

17

STB 211

Introductory Microbiology

42 Hrs

18

GNP 214

Pharmacology II

15 Hrs

19

CHO 216

Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI)

90 Hrs

20

GNP 216

Mental Health

15 Hrs

21

CHO 206

Standing Orders and Professional Ethics

15 Hrs

22

CHO 239

Reproductive Health

15 Hrs

23

CHO 212

Primary ENT and Eye Care

15 Hrs

24

CHO 240

Emerging and Re-emerging Diseases

15 Hrs

25

CHO 241

Clinical Skills

45Hrs

CERTIFICATE IN COMMUNITY HEALTH (CCH)
Admission Requirements
Candidates must possess Five (5) passes which most Includes English language, mathematics, Biology, or Health Science in not more than two sitting at SSCE, GCE, OR NECO.
Duration of Course: Two (2) Years

100 Level; First Semester
Course Code

Course Title

Credit

JCH 111 

Introduction to Primary Health Care (PHC)

2

JCH 112

Professional Ethics

1

GNS 101

Use of English

2

JCH 113

Introduction to Behavioral Sciences

2

JCH 114

Health Education and Training 

3

JCH 115

Anatomy and Physiology

4

JCH 116

Human Nutrition

2

JCH 117

Communicable Diseases      

2

JCH118 

Introduction to Environmental Health

2

BUS 123

Small Business Management

1

 

Total

21


100 Level; Second Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Credit

JCH 121 

Introduction to Computer

2

 JCH122 

Community Based Health Care

3

JCH123 

Supervised Community Based Experience  I

3

JCH124 

Use of Standing Orders

3

JCH125

Clinical Skills

3

JCH126

Management of Emergency Conditions

2

JCH127  4

Reproductive Health

4

 

 Total

20


200 Level; First Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Credit

JCH 131

Primary Eye Care

1

JCH 132

Primary Ear, Nose and Throat 

2

JCH 133

Oral Health Care  

1

JCH 134

Laboratory Services 

2

JCH 135

Child Health/IMCI 

3

JCH 136

Family Planning  

1

JCH 137

Community Mental Health 

1

JCH 138

Non-Communicable Diseases

2

JCH 139

Principle of Management in PHC

2

JCH 140

Supervised Clinical Experience 

3

 

Total

18


200 Level; Second Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Credit

JCH 141  

Health Statistics

1

JCH 142 

School Health Programme

2

JCH 143 

Adolescent Health

1

JCH 144

Adult Health

1

JCH 145

Care of the Handicapped 

1

JCH 146

Care of the Aged 

1

JCH 147  

Supervised Community Based Experience (SCBE) II 

3

JCH 148   

Essential  Drug Supply

1

JCH 149   

Health Management Information System

1

JCH 150  

Family Case Study

2

 

Total

14

 

CERTIFICATE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ASSISTANTS (EHA)
Entry Requirements
Candidates must possess four (4) passes which must include Biology or Health Science, Chemistry, Physics, Nutrition, General Science or Integrated Science at GCE, SSCE, NECO, GRADE II or NABTEB. A pass in English Language will be an added advantage.
Duration of Course: Two (2) Years


100 Level; First Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Credit

EHA 001

Basic Science

2

EHA 003

Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology

3

EHA 005

Introduction to Environmental Health

3

EHA 007

Introduction to Rural Sociology

2

EHA 009

Environmental Health Ethics

1

EHA 011

Introduction to Control of Communicable Diseases

1

EHA 013

Introduction to Primary Health Care

2

EHA 10

Use of English

2

                                          
100 Level; Second Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Credit

EHA 002

Community Sanitation

3

EHA 004

Basic Principles of Health Education

3

EHA 006

Public Health Laws

2

EHA 008

Safety At Work Places

2

EHA 010

Vector Control

2

EHA 012

Basic Health Statistics

2

EHA 016

Immunization

2

 

Total

16

 

200 Level; First Semester: Practical Attachment
The students will spend six (6) months on the practical attachment at the following designated units:

S/no

Designated Units/Areas

1

Local Government Health Department

2

Birth And Death Registration Units

3

Entomology Units

4

State Epidemiological Unit

5

Slaughter House/Abattoir

6

Medical Laboratory Unit

7

Malaria Control Unit

8

Any Other Public Health Institutions

9

 

 

200 Level; Second Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Credit

EHA 014

Waste Disposal

3

EHA 018

Control of Communicable Disease

2

EHA 020

Water Sanitation

2

EHA 022

Health Education II

2

EHA 024

Vector Control II

2

EHA 026

First AID Management

2

EHA 028

Food Hygiene

3

 

Total

16

 

     
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