Introduction to Primary Health Care
This page will give you an overview of the IPHC course YWAM Ships will run Jan 2, 2014. Contact for this course can be made by emailing email@example.com or calling +1 (949) 791 7447
The Director for the school is Kimberly Ward RN, an experienced health care worker and YWAMer. You can reach her with additional questions on this course as well at +1 (808) 747-4426 or email Kimberly at firstname.lastname@example.org
General Information about the IPHC (CNH 261/262)
This is the entry level course for both the Associate’s and Bachelor’s degree programs in Health Care. The goal of this course is to introduce students to the biological and health sciences and to equip them to be primary health workers, through both didactic and laboratory training. Students benefit from the expert instruction of practicing professionals, including physicians, nurses, physician assistants, social workers and health educators.
The clinical field assignment, which is an integral part of the course, follows the Lecture Phase, and is compulsory. The field assignment will be decided . This will be a time of putting into practice, skills learnt in the classroom and of learning to minister in a cross cultural setting. Basic clinical skills, as well as skills in cross-cultural communication, are practiced and developed; this allows students to share the knowledge that they have acquired with local people.
God is calling us to make a difference in the life of His people who are poor and needy. Through the medium of Primary Health Care, we minister healing to body and spirit. If this is your desire, this course is for you.
What will the school teach me?
The introduction to Primary Health Care School is the entry-level course for both the associate and bachelor degree programmes in Health Care. It introduces students to the biological and health services, and equips them to be primary health workers with a third world perspective. Students benefit from the expert instruction of practicing professionals, including physicians, nurses, physician assistants, social workers and health educators.
The instruction includes:
A Christian Perspective of Health Care: a Biblical basis for ministry to the whole man.
Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology: the groundwork is laid to achieve a basic knowledge and vocabulary in the structure and function of the human body. A medical approach to body systems is emphasized which prepares the student to understand disease processes.
Strategies in Primary Health Care:
The overall strategy of primary health care is outlined and related to such topics as immunization and seven target diseases, malnutrition, breast feeding, management of dehydration in children, assessment and care of the sick child, and use of growth charts. A survey of the most common diseases in developing nations, including diagnosis and treatment is included.
Practical Clinical Skills:
An introduction is given to basic physical assessment skills as well as wound care, bandaging, sterile technique, medication administration, vital signs, emergency child birth, first aid, and managing medical emergencies.
‘Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life… and the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.’ Rev. 22 vs 1,2.
Completion of the Discipleship Training School and Field Assignment (YWAM-DTS).
20 credits will be earned upon successful completion of the Introduction to Primary Health Care Lecture Phase (CNH 261) and Field Assignment (CNH 262). These credits may be applied towards a UofN Associate’s and Bachelor’s degree in Primary Health Care or transferred to other colleges and universities.