51141 Community Health (1)

Course Description

This course is designed to assist students to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable them to assess community health needs with emphasis on factors that influence the health status. It also covers the preventive and curative community services offered by health organizations. Including: Introduction to community health, population and health, individuals/families/communities & environment, pattern of diseases, health promotion, nutrition & health, immunization, child spacing, environmental control, reproductive health

Learning Objective

  • At the end of this course the students will be able to:
  • 1. Describe the concept of community health
  • 2. List the names and roles of the different public health disciplines under the community medicine umbrella.
  • 3. Name nutrient categories according to their physiologic roles, and outline the ecology of malnutrition with differentiatial characterization of the various types and classes of nutritional disorders.
  • 4. Identify nutrition-risk groups by application of proper criteria and suggest ideas for the prevention and control of nutrition-related diseases.
  • 5. List the scientific reasons that justify the launching of public campaigns that target at the promotion of breast feeding practice for infants
  • 6. Define primary health care strategy and its contents.
  • 7. List steps of planning health education talk to individual persons and to groups.
  • 8. Describe the special features of environmental and occupational epidemiology.



Books for this Course

  • Community Health, 3rd eddition by Chris Wood, AMREF
  • Community Healt nursing by Mary Jo Clark
  • Community and Public Health Nurising by By Mary A. Nies

Times Offered

  • September 2015
  • January 2016

Course Prerequisite