Advanced Primary Health Care

Base name: Youth With a Mission Porto Velho
Country: BRAZIL
City: Porto Velho
Beginning: Sep
: 25 wks
Language(s): Por
UofN Registered: No
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This advanced course is for health workers and medical professionals who already have primary health care training. It will be a continuing primary health care school for the non-medical professionals, and for medical professionals it will equip you for service in cross-cultural missions contexts. It provides clinical tools for the medical practitioner in the area of diagnosis and management of medical problems. Topics include: principles of patient care such as practical, systematic instruction in the signs, symptoms and treatment of common medical problems; patient assessment; pharmacology, including a survey of drug classifications, uses, dosages, and side effects; nutritional rehabilitation; and advanced clinical skills, such as clinical procedures in suturing, pediatric intravenous therapy, nasogastric bleeding, oral hygiene, emergency dentistry, and minor surgery.

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