Diploma in Community Health Practice (Basic)

Mode of Delivery: Full time Monday to Friday

 

Duration: 3 years

 

Intakes: April and August

 

Tuition Fee: KSHS 50,000 per term

Is This Course For You?

Are a recent high school graduate with a passion for improving community health in Africa? Are you interested in addressing community health challenges at community level through effective implementation of health interventions using a multi-sectoral approach?

HAVE QUESTIONS? GET IN TOUCH

Department of Community Health Practice

 

Call:  +254 (0)741 743 871  or

+254 020 699 3280

Email: enquiry@amref.ac.ke

The course is designed to train health workers who will be responsible for addressing community health challenges at community     level through effective implementation of health interventions using a multi-sectoral       approach.

 

The curriculum is advised by Amref Health Africa firm foundation in the practice of community health at all levels for over 60 years in over thirty five (35) African countries.

The course will equip learners with knowledge, skills, attitudes, values and competencies that will be useful in facilitating development and implementation of appropriate community health interventions for disease prevention and the achievement of Universal Health Coverage (UHC

Learners will gain hands on experience throughout the training through Amref Health Africa projects and programmes in region.

Course Modules

Year 1 |Trimester 1

  • Principles of Community Health
  • Communication skills
  • Information Technology
  • First Aid and safety
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Basic Anatomy
  • Basic Physiology
  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology
  • Basic Mathematics

Year 1| Trimester 2

  • Primary Health Care
  • Communicable diseases I
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Vector and Vermin control
  • Solid waste management
  • Liquid waste management
  • Introduction to community psychology
  • Basic Statistics
  • Community Practice

Year 1| Trimester 3

  • Principles of Human Nutrition
  • Behavioural sciences
  • Epidemiology and basic demography
  • Communicable diseases II
  • Reproductive health
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Food hygiene and safety
  • Community Based Health Care
  • Community Practice

Year 2| Trimester 1

  • Health promotion
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Food Security
  • Non communicable diseases
  • Alternative and Complementary Medicine
  • Drug and substance abuse
  • Diseases Surveillance
  • Community practice
  • Research Methods

Year 2| Trimester 2

  • Community Nutrition
  • Integrated Community Case Management
  • Disaster Risk management
  • Applied community strategy
  • Health services Management
  • Community health information systems
  • High Impact Interventions
  • Gender, disability and vulnerable groups mainstreaming
  • Community Practice

Year 2| Trimester 3

  • Community needs assessment and partnership Development
  • Project management
  • Community Practice

  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Ethics in Health Practice
  • Advocacy in Community Health
  • Pollution Management
  • Community entrepreneurship

Year 3| Trimester 1

  • Structured field practicum
  • Research Project

Year 3| Trimester 2

  • Research Project
  • A mean grade of at least a C (plain) in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E) level or its equivalent
  • Mandatory Subjects: a minimum of C plain in the following;

    1. English
    2. Biology/Biological Sciences
  • Additional subjects: a minimum of C- in any Two of the following

    1. Physics
    2. Mathematics
    3. Chemistry
  • A completed application form
  • Copies of your academic and school leaving testimonials
  • National Identity Card (or Birth Certificate) or Passport
  • Reliable postal address, email and telephone contact

Career opportunities available for the course graduates include:

  • Extension workers
  • Community health assistants
  • Project assistants in county government, community health programmes, INGOs, NGOs, CBOs, FBOs

This offers the opportunities to upgrade to graduate level and grow into project and programme manager roles.

Our thoughtful approach to admissions will help make your enrolment as easy as possible.

  • APPLY ONLINE NOW
  • Download application forms from amref.ac.ke
  • Collect forms from admissions Office, at AMIU on Langata Road Nairobi
  • Send applications to Dean, Health Sciences Email: [email protected]
Overview

Mode of Delivery: Full time Monday to Friday

 

Duration: 3 years

 

Intakes: April and August

 

Tuition Fee: KSHS 50,000 per term

Is This Course For You?

Are a recent high school graduate with a passion for improving community health in Africa? Are you interested in addressing community health challenges at community level through effective implementation of health interventions using a multi-sectoral approach?

HAVE QUESTIONS? GET IN TOUCH

Department of Community Health Practice

 

Call:  +254 (0)741 743 871  or

+254 020 699 3280

Email: enquiry@amref.ac.ke

Course Details

The course is designed to train health workers who will be responsible for addressing community health challenges at community     level through effective implementation of health interventions using a multi-sectoral       approach.

 

The curriculum is advised by Amref Health Africa firm foundation in the practice of community health at all levels for over 60 years in over thirty five (35) African countries.

The course will equip learners with knowledge, skills, attitudes, values and competencies that will be useful in facilitating development and implementation of appropriate community health interventions for disease prevention and the achievement of Universal Health Coverage (UHC

Learners will gain hands on experience throughout the training through Amref Health Africa projects and programmes in region.

Course Modules

Year 1 |Trimester 1

  • Principles of Community Health
  • Communication skills
  • Information Technology
  • First Aid and safety
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Basic Anatomy
  • Basic Physiology
  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology
  • Basic Mathematics

Year 1| Trimester 2

  • Primary Health Care
  • Communicable diseases I
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Vector and Vermin control
  • Solid waste management
  • Liquid waste management
  • Introduction to community psychology
  • Basic Statistics
  • Community Practice

Year 1| Trimester 3

  • Principles of Human Nutrition
  • Behavioural sciences
  • Epidemiology and basic demography
  • Communicable diseases II
  • Reproductive health
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Food hygiene and safety
  • Community Based Health Care
  • Community Practice

Year 2| Trimester 1

  • Health promotion
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Food Security
  • Non communicable diseases
  • Alternative and Complementary Medicine
  • Drug and substance abuse
  • Diseases Surveillance
  • Community practice
  • Research Methods

Year 2| Trimester 2

  • Community Nutrition
  • Integrated Community Case Management
  • Disaster Risk management
  • Applied community strategy
  • Health services Management
  • Community health information systems
  • High Impact Interventions
  • Gender, disability and vulnerable groups mainstreaming
  • Community Practice

Year 2| Trimester 3

  • Community needs assessment and partnership Development
  • Project management
  • Community Practice

  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Ethics in Health Practice
  • Advocacy in Community Health
  • Pollution Management
  • Community entrepreneurship

Year 3| Trimester 1

  • Structured field practicum
  • Research Project

Year 3| Trimester 2

  • Research Project
Entry Requirements
  • A mean grade of at least a C (plain) in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E) level or its equivalent
  • Mandatory Subjects: a minimum of C plain in the following;

    1. English
    2. Biology/Biological Sciences
  • Additional subjects: a minimum of C- in any Two of the following

    1. Physics
    2. Mathematics
    3. Chemistry
Documents Required
  • A completed application form
  • Copies of your academic and school leaving testimonials
  • National Identity Card (or Birth Certificate) or Passport
  • Reliable postal address, email and telephone contact
Career Destinations

Career opportunities available for the course graduates include:

  • Extension workers
  • Community health assistants
  • Project assistants in county government, community health programmes, INGOs, NGOs, CBOs, FBOs

This offers the opportunities to upgrade to graduate level and grow into project and programme manager roles.

Next Steps

Our thoughtful approach to admissions will help make your enrolment as easy as possible.

  • APPLY ONLINE NOW
  • Download application forms from amref.ac.ke
  • Collect forms from admissions Office, at AMIU on Langata Road Nairobi
  • Send applications to Dean, Health Sciences Email: [email protected]
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