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Health Education Unit Training Programmes

Training Opportunities 2011

Training for the following categories of persons will be provided in September 2011

Training Category Duration
X-Ray Technicians 12 months
Pharmacy Assistants 12 months
Medical Laboratory Technicians 12 months
Professional Nurses 36 months
Nursing Assistants 18 months
Health Visitors 12 months
Committee Health Workers 6 months (To be done in August)

For further information contact:

Division of Health Sciences Education Tel: (592) 222-4414, 4422, 4411 Email: director@guyana.net.gy
OR
Ministry of Health Personnel Department Tel: (592) 226-1366 or (592) 227-0215

Health Education Unit Training Programmes

The Health Education Unit provides educational support to all health and medical programme activities, including planning and implementing intervention, training of health workers and communities in educational methodology, design and development of educational materials and research into the social and behavioural factors that contribute to health problems.

The following training programmes are offered by the Unit.

Adobe Acrobat Document All application forms are available as Adobe PDF files which require Adobe Acrobat Reader which can be downloaded here.
 

Programme

Duration

 

Entry Requirements

 
Pre Medex
Download Application Form Adobe Acrobat Document
42 months
  • A minimum of 5 CXC Passes General Proficiency
    Grades I, II or III inclusive of English Language, Mathematics and one Science subject OR
  • A minimum of 5 CXC Passes Basic Proficiency
    Grade I inclusive of English Language, Mathematics and one Science subject OR
  • A minimum of 5 GCE Ordinary Levels
    Grades A, B or C inclusive of English Language, Mathematics and one Science subject
Medex
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18 months
  • Registered Nurse/ Midwife or Midwife
  • A minimum of 3 CXC Passes General Proficiency
    Grades I, II or III inclusive of English Language, Mathematics and one Science subject OR
  • A minimum of 3 CXC Passes Basic Proficiency
    Grade I inclusive of English Language, Mathematics and one Science subject OR
  • A minimum of 3 GCE Ordinary Levels
    Grades A, B or C inclusive of English Language, Mathematics and one Science subject
Community Health Worker
Download Application Form Adobe Acrobat Document
6 months
  • A minimum of 2 CXC Passes General Proficiency
    Grades I, II or III inclusive of English Language OR
  • A minimum of 3 CXC Passes Basic Proficiency
    Grade I inclusive of English Language OR
  • A minimum of 2 GCE Ordinary Levels
    Grades A, B or C inclusive of English Language
Pharmacy Assistant
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12 months
  • A minimum of 3 CXC Passes General Proficiency
    Grades I, II or III inclusive of English Language, Mathematics and one Science subject OR
  • A minimum of 3 CXC Passes Basic Proficiency
    Grade I inclusive of English Language, Mathematics and one Science subject OR
  • A minimum of 3 GCE Ordinary Levels
    Grades A, B or C inclusive of English Language, Mathematics and one Science subject
Rehabilitation Assistant
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18 months
  • A minimum of 3 CXC Passes General Proficiency
    Grades I, II or III inclusive of English Language and one Science subject OR
  • A minimum of 3 CXC Passes Basic Proficiency
    Grade I inclusive of English Language and one Science subject OR
  • A minimum of 3 GCE Ordinary Levels
    Grades A, B or C inclusive of English Language and one Science subject OR
  • Previous training at an Assistant Level in a related Health Field
Audiological Practitioner
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18 months
  • A minimum of 3 CXC Passes General Proficiency
    Grades I, II or III inclusive of English Language, Mathematics and one Science subject OR
  • A minimum of 3 CXC Passes Basic Proficiency
    Grade I inclusive of English Language, Mathematics and one Science subject OR
  • A minimum of 3 GCE Ordinary Levels
    Grades A, B or C inclusive of English Language, Mathematics and one Science subject
Medical Laboratory Technician

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12 months
  • A minimum of 3 CXC Passes General Proficiency
    Grades I, II or III inclusive of English Language, Mathematics and one Science subject OR
  • A minimum of 3 CXC Passes Basic Proficiency
    Grade I inclusive of English Language, Mathematics and one Science subject OR
  • A minimum of 3 GCE Ordinary Levels
    Grades A, B or C inclusive of English Language, Mathematics and one Science subject
X‐ray Technician
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12 months
  • A minimum of 3 CXC Passes General Proficiency
    Grades I, II or III inclusive of English Language, Mathematics and one Science subject preferably Biology OR
  • A minimum of 3 CXC Passes Basic Proficiency
    Grade I inclusive of English Language, Mathematics and one Science subject preferably Biology OR
  • A minimum of 3 GCE Ordinary Levels
    Grades A, B or C inclusive of English Language, Mathematics and one Science subject preferably Biology OR
  • Persons employed as X-Ray Dark Room Technician for no less than two years

Environmental Health Assistant
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18 months
  • A minimum of 3 CXC Passes General Proficiency
    Grades I, II or III inclusive of English Language OR
  • A minimum of 3 CXC Passes Basic Proficiency
    Grade I inclusive of English Language OR
  • A minimum of 3 GCE Ordinary Levels
    Grades A, B or C inclusive of English Language

Dentex Diploma
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36 months
  • A minimum of 4 CXC Passes General Proficiency
    Grades I, II or III inclusive of English Language, Mathematics and one Science subject OR
  • A minimum of 4 CXC Passes Basic Proficiency
    Grade I inclusive of English Language, Mathematics and one Science subject OR
  • A minimum of 4 GCE Ordinary Levels
    Grades A, B or C inclusive of English Language, Mathematics and one Science subject
Dentex Certificate
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24 months
  • A minimum of 3 CXC Passes General Proficiency
    Grades I, II or III inclusive of English Language and one Science subject OR
  • A minimum of 3 CXC Passes Basic Proficiency
    Grade I inclusive of English Language and one Science subject OR
  • A minimum of 3 GCE Ordinary Levels
    Grades A, B or C inclusive of English Language and one Science subject OR
  • Successful completion of the Community Dental Therapist Training Programme in addition to two years post qualification experience
Community Dental Therapist
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24 months
  • A minimum of 3 CXC Passes General Proficiency
    Grades I, II or III inclusive of English Language and one Science subject OR
  • A minimum of 3 CXC Passes Basic Proficiency
    Grade I inclusive of English Language and one Science subject OR
  • A minimum of 3 GCE Ordinary Levels
    Grades A, B or C inclusive of English Language and one Science subject
Dental Assistants
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9 months
  • Sound Primary Education
  • Working in Dental health System for 3 years
  • A minimum of 1 CXC Pass General Proficiency in English Language Grades I, II or III OR
  • A minimum of 1 GCE Ordinary Level Grade C in English Language
Post-Basic Midwife
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12 months
  • Registration as a Staff Nurse or Nursing Assistant with the General Nursing Council of Guyana
  • Minimum of two (2) and three (3) years post registration experience respectively
Single Trained/ Rural Midwife
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24 months
  • A minimum of 2 CXC Passes General Proficiency
    Grades I, II or III inclusive of English Language. Mathematics or a Science subject would be an asset OR
  • A minimum of 2 GCE Ordinary Level
    Grades A, B or C inclusive of English Language. Mathematics or a Science subject would be an asset OR
  • Successful completion of the Pre‐nursing
    Course conducted by the General Nursing
    Council of Guyana OR
  • A credit at the Patient Care Assistant Training
    Programme with two (2) years post qualification
    experience OR
  • A credit at the Community Health Worker
    Training Programme with two (2) years post
    qualification experience
Professional Nurse
Download Application Form Adobe Acrobat Document
36 months
  • A minimum of 5 CXC Passes General Proficiency
    Grades I or II acquired before June, 1998 or
    Grades I, II or III acquired from June, 1998 inclusive of English Language OR
  • A minimum of 4 CXC Passes Basic Proficiency
    Grade I inclusive of English Language OR
  • A minimum of 4 GCE Ordinary Levels
    Grades A, B or C inclusive of English Language OR
  • Midwives or Nursing Assistants who have
    demonstrated sound professional skills and
    have upgraded themselves academically.
Nursing Assistant
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18 months
  • A minimum of 3 CXC Passes General Proficiency
    Grades I or II acquired before June, 1998 or
    Grades I, II or III acquired from June, 1998 inclusive of English Language OR
  • A minimum of 2 CXC Passes Basic Proficiency
    Grade I inclusive of English Language OR
  • A minimum of 2 GCE Ordinary Levels
    Grades A, B or C inclusive of English Language
  • A pass at the General Nursing Council
    Pre‐nursing course OR
  • A credit in an approved Patient Care Assistant
    Training Programme and at least one year's
    experience in a general hospital OR
  • A credit in the Community Health Workers
    Training Programme and at least two years
    experience in a community
Health Visitor
Download Application Form Adobe Acrobat Document
12 months
  • Must be a graduate who is a registered Nurse midwife
  • Must have current registration with the General Nursing Counsel Guyana
  • No less than 3 years experience as a staffnurse midwife
  • Age Limit: 40 years
    (Graduates who are over 40yrs and have applied for training, must get clearance from the PS MoH)
Refractionist

Stipend: $40,000.00 and housing (only for students sponsored by Eye Care Guyana).

Housing covers all utility bills.

$50,000.00 stipend for those who are not provided with housing.

12 months
  • A minimum of 3 CXC subjects (Grades 1, 11 or 111)
  • Mathematics, English A and a Science Subject compulsory
  • Minimum age of entry: 18 years

 

Health Education Unit Training Programmes Curricula

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1. General Regulations and Core Curriculum Adobe Acrobat Document
   
2. Medical Laboratory Technician Curriculum Adobe Acrobat Document
Certificate
   
3. Medex Curriculum Adobe Acrobat Document
Associate of Science Degree
   
4. Pharmacy Assistant Curriculum Adobe Acrobat Document
Certificate
   
5. X-RayTechnician Curriculum Adobe Acrobat Document
Certificate