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Community Based Curriculum for Public Health Department in KMU. Dr. Hashmatullah Mamnoon 14,March,2007 Public Health Dept. Main Health Problems in Afghanistan. High maternal mortality rate High incidence of communicable diseases High child mortality rate

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community based curriculum for public health department in kmu

Community Based Curriculum for Public Health Department in KMU

Dr. Hashmatullah Mamnoon

14,March,2007

Public Health Dept

main health problems in afghanistan
Main Health Problems in Afghanistan
  • High maternal mortality rate
  • High incidence of communicable diseases
  • High child mortality rate
  • Inequitable distribution of Health Services
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Causes of death in Children under 5 year

Diarrhea 25%

Respiratory infection

19%

Measles 16%

Scurvy 6%

Other causes 34%

reasons
Reasons
  • Inefficient coordination between MOPH and MOHE
  • Inequitable distribution of Health Services
  • Clinical focus for uncommon diseases in the curriculum
  • Medical students are not so familiar with community health problems
  • Leadership in KMU is clinically oriented
  • Public Health Department curriculum update in 2004 was still insufficient
2004 reform
2004 Reform

In the workshop held in 2004 in KMU supported by JICA, WHO and MoPH, following decisions were issued about Public Health in KMU

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Public health department in KMU has a key role in improvement of health condition in Afghanistan.
  • Update curriculum for Public Health Dept
  • Teaching Hours:
    • Should be In 11 semesters
    • 2 hours in a week
    • 2 months in house job training
main points of revision of public health curriculum since 2004
Main Points of Revision of Public health Curriculum Since 2004

Following topics have been added:

  • Family planning
  • Health management
  • Public Nutrition
  • Hospital and Environment hygiene
  • Health Education/promotion
  • Basic epidemiology
  • Epidemiology of communicable and non- communicable diseases
drawback
Drawback
  • The new curriculum supposed in 2004 was implemented only for one semester, but after that the teaching hours were resumed to the old curriculum (6 semesters, 2 hours in a week, and 2 weeks house job training)
objectives i
Objectives. I
  • Revision of public health curriculum, based on the priority major health problems in the community
  • Capacity building of public health department lecturers
  • Emphasizing the importance of community health to medical students.
objectives ii
Objectives. II
  • Introduction of new topics of health system (community-based health care) for medical students Health management
    • Mother and child care
    • Nutrition
    • Communicable diseases
    • PHC services
    • Family medicine
methodology
Methodology
  • Orientation to Public Health Department members, on designed curriculum
  • Topics are identified in coordination with EDC
  • Public health department lecturers are supposed to take responsibility to prepare materials (written)
  • Objectives of the Curriculum is introduced to Public Health Department lecturers
  • Written material review by Academic Council of the KMU
teaching methods
Teaching Methods
  • Lectures
  • Practical: Collecting data from related Hospitals in the period of house job (6th year) for 2 weeks
schedule
Schedule
  • From Apr to Sep 2007 preparation of written materials
  • Time table for theoretical and practical teaching (from Sep 2007 to Feb 2008)
  • March 2008 implementing the curriculum (2nd semester of 4th class)
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Goal
  • Community based Curriculum will prepare students to understand their roles and responsibilities in the framework of Community Based Health care
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Thank you
  • Goseicho ArigatoGozaimashita