Higher diploma in community health

from Amref Health Africa
Registration deadline: 24 Jul 2017 Training date: 31 Jul 2017 to 31 Jul 2018 More Information

Amref’s experience of close to sixty years in implementing community health programmes has shown that the practice of community health has the greatest impact in the health of households at the community level. Using its expertise in implementing community health programmes in Africa; Amref has been training health and development workers in a post-basic diploma in community health (DCH) since 1987. Based on the quality and the content offered in the DCH programme; the need to review the curriculum and offer a higher diploma was realized. The higher diploma in community health (HDCH) will enable graduates contribute to the practice of community health at all levels and aid in career progression. This would create synergetic processes of strengthening relationships and linkages between the health system and the community for better health outcomes in the region.

Who should apply?

Persons working in health and development professions with special interest in community health

Admission Requirements

Minimum of a diploma in health or health-related fields
Mode of Learning

Course delivery is via eLearning. Off-line access to the course content will be provided in CDs. Students can learn in the comfort of their homes, or if allowed in the work place, without disrupting their work schedules.
Course Duration

The programme shall take 12 months and will cover 39 units of 12 modules, which are distributed across three (3) terms.
Programme Design and Structure

The programme is competence based, and the modules are organised in a logical and sequential order to facilitate the process of learning. Each student is required to take four modules in term one, five modules in term two, three modules in term three and a research project. These require close support and supervision by experienced health practitioners and researchers from Amref Health Africa and field facilitators.

The course is implemented using the modular approach and innovative teaching and learning methods with emphasis on eLearning. The programme modules are as outlined below:

  • Principles of Community Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Research Methodology
  • Community Based Health Care
  • Family Health and Nutrition
  • Communicable and Non-Communicable Disease
  • Health Promotion
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Teaching and Learning for Performance
  • Health Services Management
  • Disaster Risk Management
  • Research Project
Fee information:
USD 1800
How to register:

For more details/apply online follow the link http://training.amref.org/index.php/amref-courses-and-training-programme...

or email dch.diploma@amref.org

or call +254 741 743 781