Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Mangement

Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management
University of Stellenbosch
Industrial Psychology Building
Private Bag X1
Matieland 7602
South Africa

Tel: +27 (0)21 808 3002
Email: pdm@sun.ac.za
Internet: http://www.aidscentre.sun.ac.za/


Courses on this page:    Diploma in HIV/Aids Development
Master in HIV/Aids Development

Course Title Diploma in HIV/Aids Development
Institution Matieland: Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Mangement
Country South Africa
Type Diploma
Distance Learning
Topics Healthcare areas: HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections
Language English
Degree, Credits 120
Location University of Stellenbosch, Matieland, South Africa
Objectives/
Content

Programme
1: The problem of HIV/AIDS: The HIV/AIDS epidemic/ The general macro-economic impact of HIV/AIDS
2: Socio-cultural aspects of HIV/AIDS/ Socio-cultural aspects/ Migration and poverty
3: HIV/AIDS policy and advocacy/ Legal framework and organisational practices regarding employment of workers with HIV/AIDS/ A labour relations perspective on HIV/AIDS
Principles of policy development/ The process and content of an HIV/AIDS policy
4: Prevention and care for people living with HIV/AIDS/ Strategies for prevention and care
Therapeutic management of HIV/AIDS/ Care for people living with HIV/AIDS
5: Management in the era of HIV/AIDS/ A business perspective on HIV/AIDS/ An individual perspective on HIV/AIDS/ Social responsibility and ethics
6: Research, monitoring and evaluation of HIV/AIDS programmes/ Research methodology
Community/organisation mobilisation/ Impact prediction.

Outcomes of the programme: By successfully completing the diploma, candidates will have acquired the knowledge, competencies and managerial skills to:

  • formulate an HIV/AIDS workplace policy that is cost-effective and evidence-based, taking due account of the legal, ethical, social, economic and health issues
  • influence and facilitate strategic and business planning, manage productivity and carry out performance assessment in the context of HIV/AIDS
  • develop a comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention and continuum of care programme
  • implement legislation and policies affecting HIV/AIDS at work
  • facilitate community support and community actions
  • conduct labour planning for a future in which HIV/AIDS is prevalent
  • monitor and assess HIV/AIDS prevention and care programmes
  • assess the impact of HIV/AIDS in the workplace
  • carry out a research project on HIV/AIDS in the workplace
Next Beginning January 2011
Appl. Deadline 31 October of the preceding year
Requirements The entry requirements for the diploma are:
* any bachelor's degree or national higher diploma or equivalent
* work experience
* computer, internet and e-mail skills
Structure The postgraduate diploma is an online teaching programme supplemented with interactive satellite broadcasts. It is presented on a part-time basis and students attend a compulsory summer school. The summer school will be held in January at Stellenbosch University.

Students are assessed on a continuous basis throughout the year. Training is presented in 6 courses of 20 credits each and students must complete 120 credits to qualify for being awarded the diploma. If the diploma is completed with an average of 60% or higher, students qualify to enter the masters programme.
Methods # online teaching using WebCT (a leading provider of integrated e-learning systems for higher education)
# interactive satellite broadcasts
# projects that enable students to apply the knowledge, skills and attitudes learned
# analyses of case studies
# face-to face teaching during the summer school
# meeting role-players in the HIV/AIDS field
# site visits to projects to gain first-hand experience
Course fee Tuition fee for 2011: R17 500
Additional cost: Summer school (10-14 January 2011)
Scholarship http://sun025.sun.ac.za:7778/beurse/Ebeursframes_all.html
For further
information
Tel: +27 21 808 3002; or 808 3006 or 808 2964
Fax: +27 21 808 3015
Email: pdm@sun.ac.za
Internet: Click here
Last update 29/09/2010 mas
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Course Title Master in HIV/Aids Development
Institution Matieland: Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Mangement
Country South Africa
Type Master
Distance Learning
Topics Healthcare areas: HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections
Language English
Degree, Credits  
Location University of Stellenbosch, Matieland, South Africa
Objectives/
Content
The MPhil consists of a technical report and the following four courses:
  • Research methodology
  • Social responsibility and ethics
  • Strategic human resource management
  • Epidemiology
Next Beginning January 2011
Appl. Deadline 30 November for the preceding year
Requirements The entry requirements for the masters programme are:
- the Postgraduate Diploma in HIV/AIDS Management (PDM)with an average of at least 60%
- work experience
- computer, internet and e-mail skills
Structure The masters programme is an online teaching programme supplemented with interactive satellite broadcasts. A limited number of students are selected on the basis of academic performance and other requirements. The selection results will be available on 1 December and students will be notified by mail. Selected students should inform the Africa Centre in writing before the end of the second week in January whether they will be proceeding with the course.

The masters programme builds on the knowledge, competencies and managerial skills acquired with the PDM. While the PDM focuses on a general outline and synopsis of HIV and AIDS management, the MPhil provides even finer detail and empowers students to fully utilise their skills.

Methods * Online teaching using WebCT
* Interactive satellite broadcasts
* Analyses of case studies
* Projects that enable students to apply the knowledge, skills and attitudes learned
Course fee R15 864
Scholarship http://sun025.sun.ac.za:7778/beurse/Ebeursframes_all.html
For further
information

Tel: +27 21 808 3002; or 808 3006 or 808 2964
Fax: +27 21 808 3015
Email: pdm@sun.ac.za
Internet: Click here

Last update 29/09/2010 mas
To institution's address (top of the page)