Learning Outcomes for Study Session 39

When you have studied this session, you should be able to:

39.1  Define and use correctly all of the key words printed in bold. (SAQs 39.1 and 39.2)

39.2  Describe the causes of scabies, trachoma and podoconiosis and the environmental factors that contribute to their prevalence. (SAQs 39.1, 39.2 and 39.3)

39.3  Describe the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and referral criteria for scabies, trachoma and podoconiosis. (SAQs 39.1 and 39.2)

39.4  Describe the prevention and control measures at community level against scabies, trachoma and podoconiosis. (SAQs 39.1, 39.2, 39.3 and 39.4)

Study Session 39  Diseases of Poor Hygiene and Environmental Health: Trachoma, Scabies and Podoconiosis

39.1  Trachoma – the ‘quiet blindness’