Monday, April 02, 2018

CAPITOL PUBLIC HEALTH COURSES FOR HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA (HND)IN NURSING AND LABORATORY SCIENCES – DECEMBER 2016














Mr. Ngalah Edward – Proprietor of CAPITOL

          Dr. Mfonfu Daniel – Dean of studies of CAPITOL 

CAPITOL PUBLIC HEALTH COURSES FOR HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA (HND) IN NURSING AND LABORATORY SCIENCES – DECEMBER 2016
 
We haveproducedthis booklet on Public Health courses to help our students to have all these lectures in one document instead of photocopying each lecture notes. They will just have to pay for the printing cost. In CAPITOL ‘hope is the key’, it is for that reason that we have compiled these public health notes to enable the students achieve their expectation, acquire the Higher National Diploma in Nursing (HND)and laboratory sciences.

These lecture notes have been produced based on the original syllabus of the Public Health elaborated by the Ministry of Higher Education for students studying nursing and laboratory sciences to obtain the Higher National Diploma in Nursing and in laboratory sciences.We have made references to several books of public health, epidemiology, infection prevention, environmental sanitation, pesticides and herbicides; etc; listing them will be very long; thus we acknowledge that some of the statements are from these reference books.

We do not pretend to have produced an exhaustive book of Public Health.
We have developed some pedagogic methods of explaining the lectures to students to enhance their understanding.

We wish our students success in Public Health in the exams for HND in nursing.


Thanks be to The Almighty God, Through Jesus Christ!

ENVIRONMENTAL SANITATION LECTURES FOR FACULTIES OF HEALTH SCIENCES













ENVIRONMENTAL SANITATION LECTURES FOR FACULTIES OF HEALTH SCIENCES

We have produced this collection of Environmental Sanitation Lectures to help our students have all these lectures in one document instead of photocopying each lecture notes. They will just have to pay for the printing cost.

These lecture notes have been produced based on the syllabus of the Environmental Sanitation developed by the Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences.

We have made references in several books of public health, epidemiology, infection prevent, environmental sanitation, EPI Norms and Standards Cameroon, pesticides and herbicides; etc; listing the references will be very long so we acknowledge that some of the statements are from these reference books. We do not pretend to have produced an exhaustive document on environmental sanitation. We have developed some pedagogic methods of explaining the lectures to students to enhance understanding. We wish our students success in environmental sanitation examinations; we implore our students to apply what they have learnt in their daily life and to educate the population in the light of what they have studied in environmental sanitation. 

Students retain courses better by reading from hard copies than from electronic versions.

We believe that it is not good to hide this document in a drawer.


Thanks be to The Almighty God, Through Jesus Christ! AMEN!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

COMMUNITY STUDY IN MANKON HEALTH AREA FROM 19 TO 21 JANUARY 2017













COMMUNITY STUDY IN MANKON HEALTH AREA FROM 19 TO 21 JANUARY 2017
By: Miss Menetsa Kerline Manole: Volunteer of ASCNP
Supervised by: Dr. Mfonfu Daniel: Dean of Studies, CAPITOL

Miss Kerline was a volunteer who was sent to CAPITOL to have some experience in Public Health by the ‘Agence du Service Civique National de Participation au Development’ (ASCNPD) which is an national institution responsible for the mobilisation of resources in view of the promotion of the economic, social et cultural development of the country and of the promotion in all the Cameroonians the national and patriotic spirit, and the dignity of work.

The proprietor of CAPITOL, Mr Ngalah Edward approved that she should perform community health internship in Mankon Health Area that consisted of collecting data from households for three days and analysing the data using the software developed for the purpose.

GENERAL OBJECTIVE (GOAL): Make a community diagnosis of health problems and health risk factors in Mankon Health Area by studying the environmental sanitation of households and health problems in households in the health area and study the vaccination coverage rate of children 0 – 23 month.

METHOD:
The data collection in the community was carried out by a team of three persons: Miss Kerline, Her bilingual friend, and the community mobiliser. The data collection took place in the Ntingkag zone on 19/01/2017, in the KikVung zone on 20/01/2017 and in Ntambeng zone on 21/01/2017 using the questionnaires on environmental sanitation and on evaluation of vaccination coverage rate in children 0-23 months in 10 households in each zone. Only households having children 0-23 months were chosen. Data collection started as early 06 hours in the morning in order to meet the mothers of children at home. The data on vaccination was obtained from the vaccination cards of children.

DISCUSSION:
Although the sample for the study was small, the analysis of the data collected provided some pertinent information that should be used to promote the health of the population.

Although only 30 households were studied from the three zones of Mankon Health Area we thought that it was necessary to analyse the data collected and write a report in order to have some information to educate the population pending an occasion when a more elaborate study would be carried in the health area.

This study was a good learning experience for the volunteer who showed an excellent enthusiasm in carrying out the study at all levels. The tools used in this study have been included so that such a study can be carried out elsewhere.

The English version of this report was written by Dr Mfonfu Daniel. This study shows an excellent attitude of transferring knowledge to the younger generation.

THANKS BE TO GOD!

Click on the pdf version to obtain the full report and tools used.


 

Monday, May 08, 2017

CASE-STUDY REPORTS FOR HND 2017 IN CAPITOL BAMENDA





CASE-STUDY REPORTS FOR HND 2017 IN CAPITOL BAMENDA
By:
-         MR. NGALAH EDWARD – CEO CAPITOL
-         DR MFONFU DANIEL – DEAN OF STUDIES, CAPITOL

Following the recommendations of the Regional Workshopon Clinical Internships (Placementsor Practicum) held at Bamenda on 15 November 2016, we in CAPITOL have tried to use the recommended tools and improved upon them; in this case the format for writing of case study report.

We have selected the following topics presented at HND defence on 25 April 2017 to illustrate the need and importance of using the recommended tool for writing the case study reports on:
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  •  sickle cell anaemia in a child;
  • appendicitis in an adult female 
  • postpartum haemorrhage; 
  •  pressure ulcer in a 62 years old male; 
  •  preeclampsia
All the case-studies were carried out at the Regional Hospital Bamenda from 27 September to 29 October 2016. Using this format gives uniformity to the reports and standardization that is enjoyable.

We believe that students should be helped to write standard scientific documents instead of troubling one’self with school of thoughts. The school of thought of the North West Regional Delegation of Public Health, defined in the report of the Regional Workshop on Clinical Internshipsheld at Bamenda  on 15 November 2016 and found at www.mfonfudaniel.blogspot.com should be adopted and used.

A case study report should always highlight more insight on the pathology and show the roles of each health team member in the management of the case.
It is necessary that the supervisors should coach the students in writing their case study reports starting at the data collecting level while on internship and writing of the report instead of scolding and humiliating them. In order to accomplish this mission of assistance one should be versed in computer science or ask for help from a more competent colleague.

We believe that it is this spirit of solidarity, learning from each other and collaboration, that always makes us shine.

The case study reports should always serve as a recent notes on the pathophysiology and management of the case by the health team to any reader.

We pray that our international partners should join us in training nurses of the health team instead of training nurses of competition with medical doctors.