TABLE 2.

Changes to the Ugandan Curriculum Before and After the TRP Workshop

Before Curricula Review (2005–2008)Revised Objectives, Competencies, and Content After the TRP Workshop (December 2015)
NURSINGNURSING AND MIDWIFERY
FP ObjectivesObjectives
  • Describe all FP methods

  • Identify clients for FP/RH services

Competencies
  • Communicate and promote FP/RH effectively to different population groups

  • Provide all FP methods

  • Counsel clients for voluntary informed choice

Content Outline
  • Provide clients with oral pills, progestin-only injectables, ECPs, implants, IUDs, SDM, Cervical Mucus Method, and barrier methods according to national FP/RH guidelines

  • Define FP

  • Integrate FP with other services including MNCH, STIs, and HIV/AIDS

  • History of FP

  • Identify clients with FP/RH complications

  • Benefits and disadvantages of FP

  • Manage clients with FP/RH complications

  • Management of FP services

  • Manage FP clients with STIs and HIV/AIDS

MIDWIFERY
  • Refer clients to other FP/RH services appropriately

FP Objectives
  • Document, manage, and utilize data related to FP/RH

  • Assess clients for different FP methods

Content Outline
  • Explain FP services

  • Define FP

Competencies
  • Benefits of FP

  • Counsel clients on FP

  • Rights-based FP/RH service delivery

Content Outline
  • Counseling for FP and voluntary informed choice

  • History of FP

  • Cultural beliefs and practices related to FP

  • Benefits and disadvantages of FP

  • Methods of FP/contraceptive technology (oral pills, progestin-only injectables, ECPs, implants, IUDs, SDM, Cervical Mucus Method, condoms – male and female, other barrier metohds)

  • Management of FP services

  • Medical Eligibility Criteria for contraceptive methods

  • Monitoring and evaluation of FP services

  • Provision of FP methods

  • Elements of successful FP monitoring, FP/RH service delivery

  • Provision of FP for special groups (adolescents, postpartum clients, postabortion care, HIV/AIDS, ending mother-to-child transmission of HIV, men)

  • Myths and misconceptions of FP

  • Abbreviations: ECPs, emergency contraceptive pills; FP, family planning; IUDs, intrauterine devices; MNCH, maternal, newborn, and child health; RH, reproductive health; SDM, Standard Days Method; STIs, sexually transmitted infections; TRP, Training Resource Package for Family Planning.