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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

 

 
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