In this course you will learn about changes during adolescence and why it is important to deal with adolescents’ reproductive health problems, factors affecting adolescents’ risk-taking behaviours and its consequences and the importance of raising awareness about adolescent reproductive health rights.
Our OppiaMobile learning platform offers a wide variety of courses on primary health care to enhance the training of health workers worldwide.
Most of the courses available are adapted and based on the Health Education and Training (HEAT) modules developed by The UK Open University. HEAT was launched in Ethiopia by The Open University to reach and help train all frontline healthcare workers across sub-Saharan Africa.
The mobile-ready content includes quiz questions, and features video content from Medical Aid Films, Global Health Media Project, and other contributors. It provides a source of information that can be used for both pre-service and in-service training and to reinforce critical health messages, so that health workers feel confident and empowered to deliver effective services in their communities.
Content adaptation is an iterative process, and Digital Campus will continue to improve its content with additional media and quizzes. All courses are created in Moodle, an open source learning platform used by millions of educators and learners in over 200 countries.
Mobile-Ready Health Courses
Adolescent, Youth and Reproductive Health
The goal of antenatal care is to have a healthy mother and baby by monitoring the well-being of both the woman and the fetus during pregnancy, and helping them make a smooth transition to labour and delivery. This course will equip you with the basic principles and practice of antenatal care at health post and home level.
This course will help you to acquire the basic skills and knowledge to reduce the burden of mortality and morbidity in your community through the detection, prevention and treatment of common infections.
The role of health professionals in balancing population growth with socioeconomic development is immense and only possible by using family planning as a principle and different contraceptive methods as tools. As a health worker, you can contribute to balanced population growth through mobilising the community at large.
Health Education, Advocacy and Community Mobilisation
Your study of this course will help you both with the theoretical underpinning of your Health Education work, but also with some practical ideas of where to start and how to go about your work with individuals, families and with the whole community.
Health Management, Ethics and Research
In order to implement health programs, you will need to learn how to plan, organise and monitor your work and the activities at your health facility. All these aspects of management are described and explained in this course.
Hygiene and Environmental Health
This course provides first the theoretical basis, and then the practices on good hygiene and pro-environmental behaviour that are applicable at village level.
This course contains clear guidelines on how to conduct all important immunization activities. Much of the credit for successful immunization campaigns is due to the activities of health professionals. The health worker has a big part to play in protecting women and children from vaccine-preventable diseases in the community.
Integrated Management of Newborn and Childhood Illness (IMNCI)
The IMNCI course, together with Antenatal Care, Labour and Delivery Care and Postnatal Care, provides a knowledge-base for many of the critical health services that Health Workers deliver for infants and children and their families. Children who come to your health post are often suffering from more than one condition, making it impossible to give a single diagnosis. As you will see, IMNCI is an integrated strategy and is based upon the combined treatment of the major childhood illnesses and the correct implementation of prescribed care.
Labor and Delivery Care
This course will equip you with the basic principles and practice of labor and delivery care at health post and home level.
Non-Communicable Diseases, Emergency Care and Mental Health
In addition to addressing chronic conditions such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancers, and lung disease, Part 1 of this course also covers oral disease, cataracts and injuries to the eyes and ears, and the provision of first-aid life supportive care for emergencies such as head injuries and abdominal obstruction. Part 2 focuses on the immediate and longer-term effects of common mental health problems such as depression, psychosis, and substance abuse, and the early detection and community support for adults and children whose lives are affected by mental disorders.
This course highlights the importance of a balanced and healthy nutrition as an essential requirement for a healthy and productive life. Achievement of Millennium Development Goal 1 (Eradication of Extreme Poverty and Hunger by 2015) is crucial for socioeconomic progress and development.
This course is designed to teach you the basic information and skills to give immediate postnatal care to the mother and newborn, and to extend the awareness of effective postnatal care to others in the home and in the community at large.