About this Course
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23 ratings
5 reviews
Volunteer community health workers (CHWs) are a major strategy for increasing access to and coverage of basic health interventions. Our village health worker training course reviews the process of training and continuing education of CHWs as an important component of involving communities in their own health service delivery. Participants will be guided through the steps of planning training and continuing education activities for village volunteers. The course draws on real-life examples from community-directed onchocerciasis control, village health worker programs, community case management efforts, peer educators programs and patent medicine vendor training programs, to name a few....
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Approx. 14 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 2-3 hours per week...
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English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
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3 hours to complete

Getting Started

In this module, we will focus on the principles of learning, as well as approaching the health service and the community. There will almost be a quiz covering the first two lectures....
Reading
8 videos (Total 116 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video8 videos
Lecture 1A: Principles of Learning, Part 115m
Lecture 1B: Principles of Learning, Part 217m
Lecture 1C: Adult Education Approaches11m
Lecture 2A: Overview11m
Lecture 2B: Approaching the Health Service26m
Lecture 2C: Approaching the Community10m
Lecture 2D: Approaching the Community: Gaining Support for Volunteer Efforts16m
Reading4 readings
Syllabus10m
Foundations of Global Health Specialization10m
Suggested Readings10m
Course Project10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz 1 (Covers Lectures 1-2)30m
Week
2
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4 hours to complete

Diagnosing Needs and Identifying Objectives

In this module, we will focus on what information we will need to begin training and planning, as well as cover content, objectives, and SMART objectives. There will be a quiz covering lectures 3-4 after completing the lectures in this module. You will also begin to create your rough draft of your plan in the Course Project....
Reading
6 videos (Total 97 min), 2 quizzes
Video6 videos
Lecture 3B: Documents and Interviews21m
Lecture 3C: Observation of Performance12m
Lecture 3D: Training Needs to Deliver a Basic Package of Services17m
Lecture 4A: Content and Objectives13m
Lecture 4B: SMART Objectives19m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 2 Quiz (Covers lectures 3-4)16m
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3
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2 hours to complete

Selecting Training Methods, Materials, and Resources

In this module, we will focus on a variety of methods, training logistics, and educational materials. There will be a quiz that covers lecture 5-6 to after completing these lectures in this module....
Reading
7 videos (Total 95 min), 1 quiz
Video7 videos
Lecture 5B: Sample Methods for Learning about Educating Villagers12m
Lecture 5C: Sample Methods for Learning about a Census12m
Lecture 6A: Training Logistics14m
Lecture 6B: Matching Materials with Methods9m
Lecture 6C: Developing and Using Educational Materials/Aids9m
Lecture 6D: A Simple Training Guide17m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz 3 (Covers Lectures 5-6)14m
Week
4
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5 hours to complete

Monitoring Implementation

In this module, we will focus on monitoring, as well as look at a sample community volunteer session. There will be a quiz covering lectures 7-8 after completing the lectures in this module. You will also be able to revise your rough draft in the Course Project section of this module....
Reading
5 videos (Total 63 min), 3 quizzes
Video5 videos
Lecture 7B: Monitoring Content and Process12m
Lecture 8A: Sample Community Volunteer Session on Malaria Case Management10m
Lecture 8B: Sample Community Volunteer Session on Malaria Case Management10m
Lecture 8C: Sample Community Volunteer Session on Malaria Case Management11m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz 4 (Covers Lectures 7-8)10m
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Top Reviews

By EBOct 28th 2017

This course is fabulous if you have any intention of helping to train community health workers anywhere in the globe. Highly recommend.

By JQJul 18th 2017

Interesting and usable course for anyone who organized volunteer health workers in any setting.

Instructor

William Brieger, DrPH

Professor, Health Systems Program of the Department of International Health
Bloomberg School of Public Health

About Johns Hopkins University

The mission of The Johns Hopkins University is to educate its students and cultivate their capacity for life-long learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world....

About the Foundations of Global Health Specialization

This specialization is intended for people working or aspiring to work in global health programming. You will learn the foundational building blocks of effective program planning, implementation, and evaluation in a variety of settings, including low- and middle-income countries and humanitarian crises....
Foundations of Global Health

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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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