HEARTS of NCD: An integrated approach to management of noncommunicable diseases in primary health care

In this course, you will learn about the integrated approach to the management of non-communicable diseases (NCD) in primary health care. NCDs including heart disease, diabetes mellitus (DM), and chronic respiratory diseases (CRD) are the leading cause of premature mortality in the WHO SEA region.

Self-paced
Language: English
NCD

Course information

Overview: The course aims to cover the types of NCDs and risk factors, the challenges of delivering NCD services in primary health care, elements of WHO technical packages (PEN and HEARTS) for NCDs and how to adapt these packages in primary health care.

SEARO NCD PEN-HEARTS is a series of four courses with the other three courses focusing on NCDs interventions, diabetic foot care and palliative care that will enable the learner to plan and deliver NCD services.

This course is part of a series of four courses. For a better learning experience, we recommend accessing the courses in the order listed below:

  1. Course 1: HEARTS of NCD: An integrated approach to management of noncommunicable diseases (NCD) in primary health care
  2. Course 2: Interventions for Noncommunicable Diseases in Primary Health Care

  3. Course 3: Prevention and management of diabetic foot problems

  4. Course 4: Palliative care- Models of service delivery and symptom management

Course duration: Approximately 2 hours.

Certificates: A Certificate of Achievement will be available to participants who score at least 80% of the total points available in the final assessment. Participants who receive a Certificate of Achievement can also download an Open Badge for this course. Click here to learn how.

What you'll learn

  • Identify the type of NCDs, risk factors and the challenges of delivering NCD services in primary health care.
  • Name the elements of WHO Technical Packages (PEN and HEARTS) for NCDs.
  • Explain how to adapt the WHO PEN and HEARTS packages to integrate NCD services to primary health care settings.
  • Recognize the types of monitoring and methods that can be adopted to monitor the NCDs services in primary health care.

Who this course is for

  • NCDs programme managers
  • Primary health care managers responsible for planning, training, implementing, and monitoring service delivery in primary care setting
  • Managers for emergency health services
  • Primary health care providers

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Learners enrolled: 8557

Certificate Requirements

  • Gain a Record of Achievement by earning at least 80% of the maximum number of points from all graded assignments.