Learning Objectives for the Posting to DHO office

> Learning Objectives for the Posting to DHO office

Students are expected to learn :

  1. Health Infrastructure

    • Structure and function of various levels of health care
    • Number of health facilities
    • Health Personnel and their responsibilities
    • Budget allocation
  2. Family health: MCH, Nutrition.

    • Scope of family health
    • Factors affecting family health
    • Family health acts
    • Family health programmes by the MOH
    • Indicators used for evaluation
    • Maternal health services
    • Elderly and child health services
    • Nutritional assessment skills
    • Job responsibilities and infrastructure
  3. Disease control: CDC & NCDC

    • Disease surveillance systems including Computerized systems
    • Vaccines and immunization
    • Programmes by MOH
    • Notification methods
    • Control programmes
    • Job responsibilities and infrastructure
    • Strategies for Epidemic investigation
  4. Food quality control: Food sampling, Premise inspection, Issuance of cert. for food export, Enforcement.

    • Local laws and regulations
    • Basis and methods of premise regulation
    • Methods of sample collection
    • Job responsibilities and infrastructure.
  5. BAKAS , Safe water supply, Sanitation, Solid waste, Drainage.

    • Methods of safe water supply
    • Disposal of waste
    • Sampling of water
    • Excreta and sewage treatment
    • Waste management
    • Job responsibilities and infrastructure
    • Water Quality Monitoring
  6. Vector borne disease : Dengue, Filariasis and malaria

    • Vector control programmes structure, functions and job responsibilities
    • Vector Control measures
    • Laws on vector control
  7. KPAS : Environmental, Occupational health

    • Basic occupational health
    • Environmental health services in Mal.
    • Job responsibilities of the DHO
  8. Emergency preparedness

    • Preparedness for various types of emergencies including disease outbreaks
    • Contingency plans
    • Personnel involved
    • Training for preparedness
    • Budget allocation
  9. Training programmes

    • Types of training programmes
    • Personnel involved in training
    • requency of training

  • Note: The group of students posted to an office can be further subdivided and posted to various sections according to the convenience of the DHO and other health personnel.
  • The students will interact with the health personnel and elicit information on:
    1. Their training
    2. Job responsibilities
    3. Responsibilities with reference to the areas listed above
    4. Methods of interacting with the community for the above activity
    5. Planning and scheduling
    6. Records maintained
    7. Reports generated and dispatched
    8. Response to feed back from higher authorities.
  • As far as feasible the students shall observe the activities both in the office and in the field.

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