A preventable and treatable disease, diarrhea remains the second leading cause of mortality, as well as a leading cause of malnutrition in children under five years of age. It is estimated around to cause some 525,000 deaths every year.
A preventable and treatable disease, diarrhea remains the second leading cause of mortality, as well as a leading cause of malnutrition in children under five years of age. It is estimated around to cause some 525,000 deaths every year. Despite the vast implementation of WaSH (water, sanitation and hygiene) principles across the globe, approximately 1.7 billion cases of acute diarrheal disease are reported every year.The course provides a preview of topics such as, epidemiology, prevention and treatment of diarrheal disease. This course has been adapted from a Global Health eLearning (GHeL) course Center under Creative Commons License and modified according to prevailing trends in the Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs).
After completion of this course, the students will be able to understand:
- Epidemiology and magnitude of diarrheal diseases among children under the age of five in low and middle-income countries;
- Main principles of case management for diarrhea in young children;
- Prevention measures for diarrhea in young children in low-resource settings and challenges to program implementation; and
- Key factors in diarrhea control programming.
Module - 1: Diarrhea Basics
Module - 2: Clinical Assessment for Diarrhea
Module - 3: Treatment
Module - 4: Prevention
Module - 5: Programme Considerations
Module - 6: Case Studies on the Prevention and Treatment of Diarrheal Disease
Module-7: Climate Change and Diarrheal Disease in the Pacific Islands
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This self-paced course has been designed in a manner that enhances understanding of the core concepts and provides easy to access learning materials. The course uses a range of study material such as pre-recorded videos, lecture slides, quizzes and assignments, and is developed by a team of dedicated health education experts.
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POLHN self-paced courses are recognised by Pacific Ministries of Health. Once you have successfully completed the course, you will receive an official certificate. This certificate can be used for credit to gain CPD points.
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This course focuses on prevalence of diarrheal disease. It covers conducting clinical assessments, treatment, disease prevention and diarrheal disease in the Pacific Islands.
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