COVID-19 in Africa: Managing the Outbreak in Primary Care Settings
St George's, University of London
  • Start Date: 22 Jun, 2020
  • 3 weeks
  • Study Content: Videos


Learn how to better manage COVID-19 patients in African primary care settings where patient attendance is down due to COVID-19.

Course Fee: Free
Certificate Cost: See Fees and Eligibility

Introduction

Introduction Video

Course Description

This course is made available through the eLearnAfrica and FutureLearn partnership.

Enhance your knowledge of COVID-19 patient care and the virus’ impact in Africa


Since the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s been a decrease in primary care attendance noticed across peri-urban settings in Africa.


Alongside patient fears over attending a virus hotspot, it’s known that primary care providers feel unprepared to manage patients with COVID-19 like symptoms.


On this course for primary healthcare providers, you’ll learn about the outbreak of COVID-19 in Africa.


You’ll find out about safe patient management including PPE, infection prevention and control, and the wider health impact of the pandemic.


You’ll also learn how to develop trust in low and middle-income countries that primary care settings are able to meet the international COVID-19 safety requirements.


The aim of this course is to help clinicians contribute to a gradual return to the patient volumes observed before the outbreak in Africa.


The course is designed for primary care providers operating across the African continent, with a particular focus on upper lower to lower-middle-income populations where information sharing can be difficult.


This may include non-physician clinicians (NPCs) known as clinical officers (COs) across selected African countries.


The course will help patient populations in urban and peri-urban areas who have access to primary care facilities that predominantly offer outpatient services (although in some cases these extend to inpatient services).


Whereas specific reference to the wider African healthcare system will be made, this course remains applicable, in principle, to all low and middle-income primary care practices.


Certificate cost may vary. You will be redirected to the host page for cost and payment options.

St George's, University of London

St George’s is the UK’s only university dedicated to medical and health sciences education, training and research.

The university provides a world-class multi-professional health sciences education that equips graduates to meet today’s healthcare needs through relevant scientific research, clinical excellence, strong interpersonal skills and team-based working. Sharing a clinical environment with a major London teaching hospital, its innovative approach to education results in well-rounded, highly skilled clinicians, scientists, and health and social care professionals.

St George’s has more than 250 years of excellence and innovation in research and education resulting in groundbreaking advances in medicine and healthcare. Alumni include Edward Jenner, John Hunter, Muriel Powell and Patrick Steptoe. The university has three research institutes focus on biomedical and scientific discovery, advancing the prevention and treatment of disease in the fields of population health, heart disease and infection - three of the greatest challenges to global health in the 21st century.

 

This institution is available on eLearnAfrica through partnership with FutureLearn.

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