This course aims to provide information and guidance on screening, detection, diagnosis, and management of cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases (asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), and early diagnosis of cancer in primary health care. High-impact essential NCD interventions can be delivered through a primary healthcare approach to strengthen early detection and timely treatment.
Overview: An integrated approach is particularly important for low-resource settings for efficient use of limited resources. The course contents will include risk factors, clinical course, guidance and protocols for diagnosis, management and referral as needed for NCDs in PHC. SEARO NCD PEN-HEARTS is a series of four courses with the other three courses focusing on Hearts of NCD: an integrated approach to management of NCDs in PHC, diabetic foot care and palliative care that will enable the learner to plan and deliver NCD services.
This course is the second course in a four course series. We recommend to also complete the rest three courses.
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.