Advanced primary health care
Start date: 7 January, 2018
End date: 23 June, 2018.
Lecture: $4,010 AUD plus $30 AUD registration fee
Outreach: $3,000-5,500 AUD
A successfully completed Discipleship Training School with Youth With A Mission.
Medical professionals will use their prior learning to be effective for the challenging health needs in our world today and the Primary Health Care graduate will receive advanced medical training.
The school encourages a holistic approach to health care and enables each student to apply godly solutions and strategies to the needs.
Engaging in both urban and health-depleted areas, it is uniquely designed to challenge your worldview and to develop and build on the skills and knowledge gained for missions.
Have you ever felt that meeting someone's physical needs only solved part of the problem? More than a physical body, we were created with a soul and spirit. Jesus' approach to every individual was holistic: He cared for their physical needs as well as their spiritual and emotional needs. Learn more about how we as Christian medical workers have the opportunity to bring holistic health.
Basic dentistry skills are needed in developing countries. Basic skills and knowledge applied can change the world for someone in pain. Learn the guidelines for tooth extraction, atraumatic restorative treatment and how to teach cavity prevention through oral hygiene and fluoride. You will learn how to make good decisions and give appropriate treatment as a non-dentist in a safe learning environment.
Our world is faced with many disaster situations, both large and small. You may feel confident, or you may feel inadequate to handle crisis and chaos. Either way, during this week you will gain skills and confidence as we look at a biblical crisis management, first response care and assessing trauma injuries. Make sure your eyes are open and your gloves handy during this action-packed week that keeps us all on our toes!
Once the lecture phase is complete, the MMS goes on outreach into one or more developing nations.
While there, we apply what we've learned over the last three months. Teams travel into both rural and urban settings to hold medical, mobile and dental clinics, train locals and serve the community using their expertise.
New skills are developed and refined as prior learning is used under the leadership of the Holy Spirit in a team setting.
From dentistry to pediatrics, MMS outreach teams run mobile medical clinics to treat specific problems in the community and provide specialised care to our patients.
Outreach is a unique opportunity for you as a medical professional to work alongside people with other skills, learning from them as you, in turn, teach them from your expertise. One portion of outreach will particularly train you in childbirth and newborn care.
For people living in a rural village, sometimes the nearest health post is a five-day walk away. For others living in a city, slum health care may be just as difficult to access because of social and economical status. On outreach, you will have the opportunity to meet the medical needs of the world's forgotten.