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Community Health Department

DIPLOMA IN COMMUNITY HEALTH (DCH)>

Admission Requirements
Fresh:- Candidates must possess five credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Biology or Health Science, one subject from Chemistry, Physics, Food and Nutrition or Geography and one subject from Economic, Account, Social Science in not more than two sittings at SSCE, GCE OR NECO.
Duration of the Course: Three (3) Years.
Others: Junior Community Health Workers (JCHEW)s/Certificate in Community Health (CCH) are also eligible to join DCH at 200 level but must possess credit in English Language, Mathematics, Biology/Health Science, and any other two (2) Credits.
Duration of Course: Two (2) Years

100 Level; First Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Unit
BCH 111 General and Physical Chemistry 1
CHE 211 Professional Ethics 1
CHE 212 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
CHE 213 Information, Education, Communication (IEC) 3
CHE 214 Human Nutrition 1
CHE 215 Introduction to Primary Health Care (PHC) 2
EHT 111 Introduction to Environmental Health> 2
GNS 102 Use of English 2
GNS 111 Citizenship Education 1
GNS 213 Introduction to Medical Sociology 3
Total 22

100 Level; Second Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Unit
GNS411 Introduction to Psychology 3
CHE221 Use of Standing Orders 3
CHE222 Supervised Clinical Experience I 4
CHE223 Clinical Skill I 4
CHE224 Reproductive Health 4
CHE225 Immunity and Immunization 2
FOT111 Geography 1
Total 21

200 Level; First Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Unit
CHE 231 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
COM III Introduction to Basic Computer 2
CHE232 Advocacy, Situation Analysis and Community Diagnosis 4
CHE233 Oral Health 1
CHE234 Child Health/IMCI 4
CHE235 Occupational Health and Safety 2
STB211 Introductory Microbiology 3
Total 20

200 Level; Second Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Unit
CHE241Clinical Skill II 4
CHE246 Accident and Emergency 2
CHE242 Community Mental Health 2
CHE243 School Health Programme 1
CHE244 Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases 3
CHE245 Supervised Clinical Experience II 2
CHE123 Introduction to Pharmacology 1
CHE213 Small Scale Business Management 1
Total 6

300 Level First Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Unit
CHE251 Community Ear, Nose and Throat Care 2
CHE252 Community Eye Care 1
CHE253 Care of the Aged 1
CHE254 Care of the Handicapped 1
CHE255 Health Statistics 2
CHE256 Management of Essential Drugs 1
CHE257 Human Resource Training 1
CHE258 Basic Research in Community Health 2
CHE259 Supervised Community Based Experience 4
Total 15

300 Level; Second Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Unit
CHE261 2Primary Health Care Management 2
CHE 2621 Referral System and Outreach Services 2
CHE 2631 Accounting System in PHC 1
CHE 2641 Health management Information system 1
CHE 2656 Project Report in Community Health 6
Total 12

CERTIFICATE IN COMMUNITY HEALTH (CCH)

Admission Requirements
Candidates must possess Five (5) passes which most Includes English language, mathematics, Biology, or Health Science in not more than two sitting at SSCE, GCE, OR NECO.
Duration of Course: Two (2) Years

100 Level; First Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Unit
JCH 111 Introduction to Primary Health Care (PHC) 2
JCH 112 Professional Ethics 1
GNS 101 Use of English 2
JCH 113 Introduction to Behavioral Sciences 2
JCH 114 Health Education and Training 3
JCH 115 Anatomy and Physiology 4
JCH 116 Human Nutrition 2
JCH 117 Communicable Diseases 2
JCH 118 Introduction to Environmental Health 2
BUS 123 Small Business Management 1
Total 21

100 Level; Second Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Unit
JCH 121 Introduction to Computer 2
JCH122 Community Based Health Care 3
JCH123 Supervised Community Based Experience I 3
JCH124 Use of Standing Orders 3
JCH125 Clinical Skills 3
JCH126 Management of Emergency Conditions 2
JCH127 Reproductive Health 4
Total 20

200 Level; First Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Unit
JCH 131 Primary Eye Care 1
JCH 132 Primary Ear, Nose and Throat 2
JCH 133 Oral Health Care 1
JCH 134 Laboratory Services 2
JCH 135 Child Health/IMCI 3
JCH 136 Family Planning 1
JCH 137 Community Mental Health 1
JCH 138 Non-Communicable Diseases 2
JCH 139 Principle of Management in PHC 2
JCH 140 Supervised Clinical Experience 3
Total 18

200 Level; Second Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Unit
JCH 141 Health Statistics 1
JCH 142 School Health Programme 2
JCH 143 Adolescent Health 1
JCH 144 Adult Health 1
JCH 145 Care of the Handicapped 1
JCH 146 Care of the Aged 1
JCH 147 Supervised Community Based Experience (SCBE) II 3
JCH 148 Essential Drug Supply 1
JCH 149 Health Management Information System 1
JCH 150 Family Case Study 2
Total 14

ABRIDGEMENT PROGRAMME IN COMMUNITY HEALTH TO GET DIPLOMA IN COMMUNITY HEALTH (DCH)

Admission Requirements
Qualified, registered and Licensed Community Health Extension Workers (CHEWs) with measurable cognate experience in the practice of Primary Health Care. Apart from the above requirements the candidates must also possess five credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Biology or Health Science, and any other two (2) subjects in not more than two sittings at SSCE, GCE or NECO.
Duration of the Course: 18 weeks.
The course was developed for upgrading the knowledge and skills of practicing Community Health Extension Workers (CHEWs) to Diploma level. It is an eighteen (18) week programme by course work and written examination. There are a total of 25 courses in the Diploma abridged curriculum as tabulated below.

S/No Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
1 GNS 101 Use of English 15Hrs
2 GNS 102 Communication in English I 15 Hrs
3 DHT 111 Oral Hygiene 15 Hrs
4 GNS 228 Research/Project Writing 30 Hrs
5 GNP 111 Anatomy and Physiology 15 Hrs
6 GNS 211 Introduction to Sociology 15 Hrs
7 GNS 212 Sociology of the Family 15 Hrs
8 BUS 213 Small Business Management 15 Hrs
9 GNP 123 Introductory Pharmacology 15 Hrs
10 GNS 201 Use of English II 15 Hrs
11 FST 125 Nutrition 15 Hrs
12 STAT 111 Introduction to Statistics 30 Hrs
13 GNS 111 Citizenship Education 15 Hrs
14 GNS 202 Communication in English II 15 Hrs
15 GNS 213 Introduction to Medical Sociology 15 Hrs
16 COM 111 Introduction to Computer 15 Hrs
17 STB 211 Introductory Microbiology 42 Hrs
18 GNP 214 Pharmacology II 15 Hrs
19 CHO 216 Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) 90 Hrs
20 GNP 216 Mental Health 15 Hrs
21 CHO 206 Standing Orders and Professional Ethics 15 Hrs
22 CHO 239 Reproductive Health 15 Hrs
23 CHO 212 Primary ENT and Eye Care 15 Hrs
24 CHO 240 Emerging and Re-emerging Diseases 15 Hrs
25 CHO 241 Clinical Skills 45Hrs