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Short Course in Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses (IMCI) Refresher - Contact Tuition

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Introduction

Every year, nearly 11 million children die before their fifth birthday. In response to this challenge the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) was developed - a strategy designed to reduce child mortality and morbidity in developing countries. The approach focuses on the major causes of deaths in children through improving case management skills of health workers, strengthening the health system and addressing family and community practices.

IMCI has become a main child survival strategy in almost all countries in the African region, creating a unique opportunity to scale up health interventions. This refresher course is developed to upscale the knowledge of healthcare workers on IMCI

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Who Should Enrol

The course is aimed for primarily health care workers already trained in IMCI who wish to improve and update their clinical skills and competence in the prevention, care and treatment of children

Course Design

The course is offered using participatory methods and building on shared knowledge with the participants through contact tuition. This course is facilitated by leading edge faculties in the field.

Course Content

The comprehensive study material provides up to date information on:

  1. Assessment and classification of the child’s problems
  2. Treating the child
  3. Counselling the mother
  4. The sick and young infant
  5. Follow up
  6. PMTCT protocols
  7. Completion of recording forms

Learning Outcomes

The principal objectives of this course are:

  • To empower health care workers to stay abreast with the latest development in the treatment of pregnant women and infant patients
  • To improve the standards of medical practice and patient care.

Study Material

Your study material will be handed to you on the first day of the workshop.

Additional materials which would assist participants in diagnosing and managing HIV related conditions will also be provided. National guidelines will be distributed whenever they are available.

Certification

Participants who attend at least 80% of the workshop time, will receive a certificate of attendance from the FPD for this short course.

Accreditation

The course will be accredited according to the HPCSA CPD Guidelines for Health Professionals for 30 CEU’s on level 2.