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The program is designed to train middle Primary health care workers for the Nigerian health care system. These trained health personnel are to render preventive, curative, and rehabilitative services. Their scope of practice will enable them to serve in public, private and domestic levels, Local Government Primary health care, state and federal ministry of health, companies, co-operations, Agencies, boards and parastatals, military, paramilitary orginisations as well as international levels etc.
Upon graduation, our students are able to facilitate the physical, psychological, and social well being of people individually and collectively in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic metropolitan context.
Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to;
1. Describe how epidemiologic principles and techniques are applied to measurement of health and disease
2. Describe the interface between community health education and other health professions
· 3. Provide health care education and facilitate understanding by using the native language
when appropriate, thereby fostering greater cross-cultural understanding
· 4. Facilitate communication between community members and health care providers, thereby
enhancing accessibility of health care facilities
5. Demonstrate public health advocacy in the community and professional settings by sharing
and educating those around them in the principle of public health.
· National diploma in community health minimum requirement: Five(5) O’ level credits at not more than two sittings in GCE/NECO/SSCE/WAEC which must include English Language, Mathematics, Biology/Health/Science and any other two subjects from nutrition, chemistry, physics, geography, economics, plus at least a pass in food and nutrition/home economics/management and relevant, NTC/NBC & NVC trade.
Certificate in Community Health Extension Workers (JCHEW)
Entry requirement; four (4) credit/two (2) passes at not more than two
sittings in GCE/NECO, SSCE/WAEC In any of chemistry/physics and three passes to
include English Language.
The certificate and diploma in in community health are terminal programs.
Junior community health extension workers (JCHEW) are structured to last for 2 years, or four (4) semesters; while the community health extension workers (CHEW) are three years running six semesters.
Further more for each of the program, each of the programs, each semester shall consist of 15 contact weeks o teaching which includes practical exercises, examination and quizzes, tests, etc.
These programs incorporate regiment period of Supervised Clinical Experience (SCE) and Supervised Community Based Experience (SCBE), which will last for a total period of 12 in each of the academic year.
1. Community Health Extension Workers (CHEWs) often live in the community they serve. They spend their time travelling within the community, speaking to groups, visiting homes and health care facilities, distributing information and otherwise connecting with the local people.
2. Some community health workers work in health facilities, providing case management, client education, interpretation and follow-up care. Others are employed by government agencies and non-profit groups to provide organizing, health education, Medicaid enrollment and preventive care service in the field.
· 3. Demonstrate public health advocacy in the community and professional settings by sharing and educating those around them in the principle of public health.