Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) - 2023
The Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) is a strategy implemented in many low- and middle-income countries to improve the quality of care offered to sick children under 5, thereby improving the under-5 mortality rates in these countries. South Africa adopted the IMCI strategy in 1998. It has been adapted for the South African population and is widely used in primary health care settings across the country.
This course serves to optimise and standardise IMCI training for all health workers involved in the management of sick children.
- Describe the three components of the IMCI strategy.
- Understand and apply the principles that IMCI uses to provide healthcare to sick children.
- Improve confidence and accuracy of the assessment and management of common childhood illnesses in primary care settings.
- Learn to counsel caregivers on identifying signs of severe illness and on home management of their child’s illness.
- Understand the elements of promotive care that are integrated into the IMCI consultation.
This training is designed for pre-service (undergraduate) and in-service training of nursing and medical students, nurses, doctors as well as therapists and pharmacists with an interest in the management of sick children.
This course can be used as a stand-alone, providing theoretical basis and video application of the knowledge and skills required to provide appropriate health care to sick children under 5. It should ideally be complemented by practical IMCI training, facilitated by an in-person trainer.
- The course comprises of 18 self-paced modules.
- This course can be completed in 3 days (18-24 hours) or in 10 weeks if 2 modules are completed per week.
- Participants must complete all 18 modules, the final assessment, and the course evaluation. To qualify for a certificate of completion, you must:
- complete all 18 self-study modules.
- Achieve a mark of 70% or higher in the final assessment (3 attempts at final assessment will be allowed) to receive a 30 CPD certificate of achievement.
- complete the course evaluation.
A certificate of attendance will be issued to participants who don't meet the pass rate of 70%.
01 December 2023 - 12:00 am