The aim of the programme is to prepare nurses and midwives to work in tropical and resource poor situations by developing knowledge and understanding of the causes, prevention and treatment of major tropical diseases and the cultural, structural and organisational aspects of working in tropical and resource poor situations; by the end of the programme, students will be able to: understand and evaluate key issues affecting primary health care in developing countries; aim to be able to maximise care in practice with minimum resources; demonstrate the importance of promoting health through prevention rather than cure.
Optional modules: anaemia and sickle cell disease; immunology; immunisation; intestinal infection; leprosy; mother and child health; medical anthropology; nutrition; parasitology; refugees; training traditional birth attendants; tropical skin conditions; war wounds; water and sanitation.
Course Additional Entry
The diploma course is available to registered nurses and midwives and it is recommended that they have 2 years post'registration experience by the start of the course applied for; candidates must be computer literate; applicants must have a good standard of written and spoken English and of English comprehension; the school may ask the applicant to provide evidence of a satisfactory standard of English.
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