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
Open this folder and view contentsSTEP I: PLANNING FOR THE TRAINING
Close this folderSTEP II: DETERMINING THE CONTENT FOR TRAINING
View the documentA. IDENTIFY WHAT TRAINEES NEED TO KNOW
View the documentB. TRAIN TO ALLEVIATE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC NEEDS
View the documentC. WRITE SPECIFIC TRAINING OBJECTIVES
View the documentD. DURATION OF TRAINING COURSE
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
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D. DURATION OF TRAINING COURSE

Give careful thought to how much time to allocate for the training course. The appropriate length of time will depend upon several factors:

• any official policies or regulations that specify length of time for training;

• number of hours required to teach the desired knowledge and skills in the curriculum;

• availability of the trainees to attend the number and length of sessions; resources of the agency doing the training, i.e., budget, staff time, etc.

The experiences of three projects1 that have already trained THPs may provide helpful guidelines to determine the duration of official training for THP curricula.

Duration of official training time for TBAs:

• One project conducted the training for 15 days in two stages (10 + 5), at a training centre, for a total of approximately 90 hours.

• One project conducted the training for 19 days in three stages (11 + 4 + 4), at a training centre, for a total of approximately 114 hours.

Duration of official training time for herbalists and other healers:

• One project conducted the training in two 1/2 day sessions per week for 5 months, in the community, for a total of approximately 120 hours.

It should be emphasized that in all the above 3 cases additional time was given for follow up and problem solving sessions in the field after and between the official "classroom" training.

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