The Diploma in Community Health and HIV/AIDs management aims at producing a health worker who is capable of addressing health issues on a bottom up approach (i.e. from community to global perspective and critically analyze the related health problems with a view of proposing possible solutions.)
The need to develop manpower in these disciplines has been necessitated by the fast increasing health problem resulting from ongoing processes like urbanization and HIV/AIDs which is coupled by the era of emerging and re-emerging infectious. For the country to cope with this, community health practitioners who will be able to tackle the issues from grassroots are needed.
This curriculum has been prepared in accordance to the WHO target for ensuring cheap, affordable quality and easily accessible health services for all developing countries where a high percentage of population live below the poverty line i.e. they earn less than one dollar per day and thus the need for the motto “prevention is better than cure.”
At the end of the course, the trainee should be able to do the following:
Goals of the Programme
An applicant must satisfy the following minimum requirements
Exemptions and credit transfers
A candidate who holds any of the qualifications mentioned may at the discretion of the university senate be exempted from some units. In addition, a candidate registered in another university recognized by the senate may be allowed the credit transfer to the programme.
Candidate who holds any of the qualifications mentioned above may at the discretion of the university senate be exempted from some course units.
In addition, a candidate registered in another university recognized by the senate may be allowed the credit transfer to the programme. Possession of the MINIMUM requirements does not guarantee automatic admission to the Diploma in Community Health and HIV/AIDS Management.
Programme Structure and Duration