You will be doing this module during Terms 8 and 9.

On completion of this module, you should be able to,

1. Formulate a research question

2. Access, review and compile scientific literature on a research topic

3. Design a study using scientific methods

4. Design and write a research proposal applying the knowledge gained in basic statistics and epidemiology

5. Identify, address and obtain ethics clearance for ethical issues in research

6. Develop data collection tools and collect valid data using appropriate study instruments

7. Analyze data using statistical software

8. Interpret and draw valid conclusions from a research study

9. Write a research report

10. Defend the research work carried out

11. Disseminate research findings

12. Interpret research findings in publications for evidence-based clinical/public health practice

13. Enhance critical thinking in research work, leadership, teamwork and writing skills

You will be doing this module during Terms 10, 11 and 12.

On completion of this module, you should be able to,

1. Perform clinical and non-clinical assessments to determine the health status and underlying factors of a family related to lifestyle, nutritional status, growth and physical and psychosocial development, communicable & non-communicable diseases, and disability

2. Identify the health needs of a given family

3. Assess the accessibility and utilization of available health resources including healthcare services

4. Develop a plan of management for individuals with illness/health conditions within the  context of the family

5. Carry out measures to improve health and health-related behaviour of the family, physical and social factors that  influence health

6. Provide first contact healthcare under supervision, including writing referral letters wherever necessary

7. Develop skills to change the behaviour of the family to promote their own  health

8. Develop favorable attitudes in caring for individuals and family