Guidelines for Training Traditional Health Practitioners in Primary Health Care
(1995; 86 pages) View the PDF document
Table of Contents
View the documentINTRODUCTION AND PURPOSE
Close this folderSTEP I: PLANNING FOR THE TRAINING
View the documentA. REVIEW EXISTING POLICIES AND REGULATIONS
View the documentB. INVOLVE THPs AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS IN THE PLANNING
View the documentC. IDENTIFY THE HEALTH CONDITIONS OF COMMUNITIES
View the documentD. IDENTIFY THE TYPES OF HEALTH PRACTITIONERS THAT EXIST
View the documentE. IDENTIFY SPECIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF HEALTH PRACTITIONERS
View the documentF. USE A STANDARD FORMAT TO DESIGN THE CURRICULUM
Open this folder and view contentsSTEP II: DETERMINING THE CONTENT FOR TRAINING
Open this folder and view contentsSTEP III: DETERMINING THE TRAINING METHODS
Open this folder and view contentsSTEP IV: SELECTING TRAINING MATERIALS
Open this folder and view contentsSTEP V: TRAINING THE TRAINERS
Open this folder and view contentsSTEP VI: EVALUATING THE TRAINING
View the documentCONCLUSION
View the documentAPPENDICES
View the documentREFERENCES
 

F. USE A STANDARD FORMAT TO DESIGN THE CURRICULUM

It is helpful to follow a standard format when designing a training curriculum for THPs. Most training manuals contain information that covers the following categories:

1. Introduction and purpose

This is a statement of why the manual was developed, who it is for, the form it will take, the length and time schedule of the curriculum, and the information to be covered.

2. Objectives

These state the general outcomes that the training course hopes to accomplish.

3. Lesson plans

Each training manual should have specific lesson plans which break the entire content into appropriate learning modules for teaching. These will vary according to the content and the participants. Most lesson plans contain the following kinds of information:

behavioral objectives for the session;

main points of information to be presented;

teaching methods to be used;

estimated time to complete the session(s);

audio-visual materials to be used;

handouts to be given to/used by the participants;

methods to evaluate the learnings of the session.

More information about how to write a lesson plan can be found in Appendix 1 and in publications listed in the References.10,11,12,13

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