Rehabilitation Technician Certificate Program- Port-au-Prince Haiti
This program was established to train Haitian rehabilitation technicians in Haiti, who will serve to rehabilitate persons with disabilities back into Haitian society. The Training is provided at Hopital Adventiste d' Haiti, a sister hospital of Loma Linda University Medical Center and is taught in conjunction with The School of Allied Health Professions at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda California, USA.
Haiti currently has no rehabilitation services established. With an estimated 4,000 individuals with quake related limb amputations and thousands more with permanent physical injuries after the 7.0 Earthquake in January 2010, the need for more rehabilitation technicians is great. This program is the first of its kind to train rehabilitation technicians established in Haiti.
About the program
This program began in June 2012 and has been approved by the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education. This is a nine month program that includes lectures and hands on learning. The class is limited to 8-16 students per year.
Intro to Rehabilitation Services
Medical Terminology and Documentation
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Infectious Disease & the Healthcare Provider
Orthopaedic Interventions for PT and OT
Acute Care and Early Rehabilitation
Intervention Techniques for Independence in Self Care
Adaptation & Implementation of Devices
Mobility, Transfers, Accessibility
Neurological Interventions for PT and OT
Pediatric Interventions for PT and OT
Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation and Splinting
Community Based Rehab
Introduction to Orthotics and Prosthetics Services
Psychosocial Aspects in Healthcare
Ethics and Whole Patient Care
Current Issues in Healthcare
The students also complete 4 week internships in the areas of pediatrics, inpatient, outpatient and community based rehab.
About the Instructors
Teachers for this program have expertise in course topics. Many are current faculty members from Loma Linda University who will travel to Haiti for one to two week time periods to teach in the program. Translators will be utilized if English is the primary mode of communication for the Instructor.
Haitian Students interested in applying to this program must have a High School Diploma and apply through the Universite Adventiste d'Haiti.
Program Contact Info
Phone 509-2813-1616 or 509 2813-1111