Maternal and Child Health


Short Course


3 Months


The Certificate in Maternal and Child Health provides the knowledge and skills that will prepare individuals to contribute to community programs and other interventions aimed at improving the health and well-being of vulnerable and underserved women, children, and families. This short course is intended to mitigate the alarming maternal and child mortality rates, it empowers participants with a profound understanding, critical evaluation and skills centered on a primary health care model using strength based approaches to asses, find solutions and tackle the physical and psychosocial health challenges facing mothers and children
  • Duration: 3 Months
  • Programme of study: Weekend
  • Cost: 900,000/- Ugandan Students, USD 300$ for international students
  • Award: Certificate

Course Objective

The prime goal of the course is to enhance the embracing of a holistic approach to maternal and child health to achieve safe, effective, timely, and efficient maternal and child health care.

Who is eligible for this course?

Individuals with a background in the biological, sociocultural, behavioral, and policy issues that impact the health of the MCH population. The Program is conceptualized with a sensitivity to cultural diversity. Participants will be able to undertake the process of planning and evaluating community programs with a special emphasis on women and children
These include:
  • Nurses and Midwives
  • Clinicians
  • Social workers and community psychologists
  • Counsellors
  • Public health officers
  • Community Development Officers

Course Content

  • Unique Barriers to Health Care for Women, children and adolescents
  • Reproductive Health and Family Planning
  • Preconception, Prenatal and postnatal Care for Women
  • Nutrition in Maternal and Child Health
  • Child Survival
  • Environmental Considerations For Maternal and Child Health
  • Women, Children, Disasters, and Health
  • Health Promotion and Education for Women and Children
  • Strategies to Reduce Disease among Women and Children
  • Innovations in Healthcare for Women and Children
  • Social Enterprises for Women

Teaching methods used

  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • Group Work
  • Role Play

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  • Essays
  • Objective and structured examinations
  • Practice-based assessments
  • Case studies
  • Class presentations with supporting papers

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