51145 Community Health (2)



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: communicable diseases (prevention & control of CDC/HIV/AIDS/Malaria/tuberculosis/emerging and re-emerging diseases), non-communicable diseases, the organisation of community health services

Learning Objective

  • At the end of this course the students will be able to:
  • 1. Describe diseases that are related to water , food and air pollution and their Control.
  • 2. Specify the uses of epidemiology.
  • 3. Differentiate between various epidemiological methods.
  • 4. Define epidemic and endemic occurrence of diseases.
  • 5. Enumerate steps in the investigation and control of disease .
  • 6. List levels of prevention and differentiate between population strategy and high risk strategy used in disease Prevention
  • 7. Describe criteria used in disease screening
  • 8. Describe the state of community health in the 21st century
  • 9. Define community capacity building as well as reasons for community capacity building and how to build capacity



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

  • February 2016
  • June 2016

Course Prerequisite