In the Disease Prevention and Health Promotion module, preceptors were trained to among other things, engage students on logistics management and vaccine forecasting, and to carry out cold chain inventor. They were also to enhance students’ ability to conduct nutrition surveillance in communities, as well as engage students to identify and evaluate socio-cultural practices and beliefs that affect the health of the population.
The Disease Surveillance module took preceptors through how to support students to apply appropriate formats and reporting tools at various units, based on timelines for reporting priority diseases and the timely collection, review, validation and communication of data.
The Community Engagement and Practice module exposed the preceptors to introducing students to primary health care systems, notably CHPS, health centers and hospitals and helping students practically understand the processes involved in community entry and conducting community entry exercises.
At the end of the two-day training, Professor Amuna said the session had exposed the facilitators to a wide range of information within the Ghana health sector, which Management plans to embed within the School’s curriculum. He also added that it had generated quality feedback from the preceptors.