14 Jul 2024 - 14 Dec 2024

YWAM Medical Ships Port Moresby

Offered in: English

The Introduction to Global Health and Development (IGHD, registered with ASQA as HLT31220 Certificate III in Basic Health Care) is a course designed to train you in health promotion, rural and remote first aid, basic health care and community development principles. The IGHD is for those who have a heart to see communities thrive physically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. During the course, you will be immersed in a powerful combination of essential basic healthcare knowledge and community development training, with a focus on preventing illness, promoting holistic wellbeing, and empowering communities to develop their strengths. Topics include: fundamentals of anatomy and physiology; strategies in primary health care pertaining to issues such as immunisation 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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