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MH-02 - Disease and Disease Management

Duration: 4 hours | Course Code: MH-02 | Cost From: R 250 ($15) per person

With the increase in world population, we are all being forced into living closer and closer together. Living space is diminishing and opportunities for being alone are getting fewer and fewer.

Hygiene and disease control are becoming important issues, both within the family unit as well as withing the broader community in which we live, work and play. Every year, with increasing frequency outbreaks of disease occur ravaging certain parts of the world.

Disease not only affects the individuals and families, it also takes a heavy toll on businesses and the local, regional and national economy. Tourism declines, visitors cancel and postpone their travel plans and business is taken elsewhere. The AIDS pandemic, the various bird flu viruses, Ebola, TB and continual outbreaks of Cholera all take their toll. Moving population groups such as immigrants, refugees and victims of natural disaster increase the problem and the incidence of disease.

Each one of us is, in our own way, responsible for the prevention of the spread of disease, its containment and transmission. That is what this course is about - assisting the individual contribute to the prevention of disease transmission.


The purpose of this training Course is to provide you with information, knowledge and understanding and eventual competence in completion of the related Unit Standards

The specific outcomes that are contained in this Course are required for this Unit Standard, and you need to demonstrate competence by successful completion of the Course.

Target Audience

All community members of all age groups and income levels

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand what is meant by disease and the various causes of infectious disease
  2. Describe the various methods of transmission of different diseases
  3. Describe the range of and physiology of the common diseases that would be encountered in the various local communities
  4. Describe importance of the effective management of disease to control transmission
  5. Describe the actions to be taken when any disease has been identified in the family or community

Scope & Requirements

  1. Learners must be able to communicate (read and speak) without difficulty in the English language
  2. Learners must be willing and able to understand and recognize different situations where transmission of disease may occur
  3. Learners must be willing and able to discuss transmission of disease, especially sensitive issues such as Sexually Transmitted Diseases (SDT’s)


R 250 per person
$ 15 per person for international students
Group discounts available on request


All Material is subject to Copyright. A Certificate of Completion will be sent to those who complete the course

NOTE: This module is an Awareness Course and is not intended to give you Medical Knowledge of Diseases and Disease Management.

Duration: 4 hours
Course Code: MH-02

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