Introduction to Primary Health Care

Base name: Youth With a Mission Porto Velho
Country: BRAZIL
City: Porto Velho
Beginning: Sep
: 24 wks
Language(s): Por
UofN Registered: Yes
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Description:

A broad introduction to the biological and health sciences, equipping students to be primary health workers through both didactic and laboratory training. Students benefit from the expert instruction of practicing professionals, including physicians, nurses, physician assistants, dental hygienists, social workers and health educators. Topics include: fundamentals of anatomy and physiology; strategies in primary health care pertaining to issues such as immunization and six target diseases, malnutrition, breast feeding, management of dehydration in children, assessment and care of the sick child, and use of growth charts; practical clinical skills and basic field laboratory procedures.

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