Health Promotion Officer OQF Level 3

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Health Promotion Officer is new profession in health sector that deal with prevention of diseases and improving health lifestyles.

Duties of Health Promotion Officer

  1. Treat simple diseases, injuries, and wounds and refer to the clinic
  2.  Provide basic nursing care
  3. Provide palliative care
  4.  Take temperature, Bp, Pulse, and respiration
  5. Check outbreak of transmitted diseases, teach and refer for treatment
  6. Check Sexual Transmitted Infections, teach and refer for treatment
  7. Check children and refer for immunisation
  8. Check pregnant mothers, mothers who have given birth and their babies and refer for treatment
  9. HIV and AIDS testing and counselling
  10. Check drug and substance abusers and refer them to rehabilitation centres
  11. Teach people about dangers of drug and substance abuse
  12. Teach people about cleanliness of in-house, environment and water
  13. Teach about women and men’s health
  14. Teach about child’s health
  15. Teach about health life styles

Workplace attachment and Prospective employers

Major employer is Department of Health (Clinics, rehabilitation centres, testing and counselling centres) through its implementation of Primary Health Care Re-engineering under NHI.

Other employers include Schools, Waste disposal plants, Water purification plants, Local municipalities, Mental Health Centres, Old age homes, Mines, Health Research centers, Cancer foundation, Heart foundation, Diabetes foundation, and NGOs.

Duration of the course
It is one year course with 3 intakes per year that is January, June and September

National Examination
Learners will write national exams after completing the course. Exams are written in March and October/November every year.

Learners who have passed National Examination will be awarded Occupational Certificate: Health Promotion Officer by Quality Council

Advanced Study Opportunities
Mid level course is being developed to bridge to Degree in Health Promotion Officer
Degree in Health Promotion
Higher certificate in Social Auxiliary

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