Guidelines for Training Traditional Health Practitioners in Primary Health Care
(1995; 86 pages) View the PDF document
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View the documentINTRODUCTION AND PURPOSE
Open this folder and view contentsSTEP I: PLANNING FOR THE TRAINING
Open this folder and view contentsSTEP II: DETERMINING THE CONTENT FOR TRAINING
Open this folder and view contentsSTEP III: DETERMINING THE TRAINING METHODS
Close this folderSTEP IV: SELECTING TRAINING MATERIALS
View the documentA. REVIEW THE NEEDS FOR AUDIO-VISUAL MATERIALS
View the documentB. SELECT AV MATERIALS THAT ALREADY EXIST
View the documentC. ADAPT EXISTING MATERIALS
View the documentD. PREPARE YOUR OWN MATERIALS
View the documentE. PRE-TEST MATERIALS BEFORE USING
View the documentF. USE AV MATERIALS EFFECTIVELY
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
 

A. REVIEW THE NEEDS FOR AUDIO-VISUAL MATERIALS

There are two main uses for audio-visual materials in training and health education programmes:

(1) for training THPs in the classroom;

(2) as tools that THPs can use to inform or educate clients or community groups about health.

Materials for training THPs include:

• diagrams and posters;

• flip charts;

• picture books;

• flannelgraphs;

• models;

• 35 mm slides;

• films and videos.

There are many ways you can use these visual aids in training:

• as part of a talk or a demonstration;

• to get trainees interested in a subject;

• to start a discussion;

• to represent real life as clearly as possible;

• to save time (a picture can show quickly something that would take many words and much time to describe);

• to reinforce learning.

Materials for health education:

The following have been used by THPs to inform or educate community members about prevention of illness or disease or to promote health. They serve very important functions when THPs perform PHC services for families.

• flip charts;

• picture books;

• graphic checklists;

• models;

• pictorial record cards.

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