AIDS, Society and Development South Africa

Mail&Guardian, 1 December 2008

Application Deadline: 5 January 2009

The School of Public Health at the University of Limpopo, MEDUNSA Campus, is conducting a 15-week online certificate course entitled “AIDS, Society and Development South Africa” from February to April 2009.

The course is funded by the USAID Health Policy Initiative, Task Order 4, South Africa. It focuses on the public problems associated with the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa, with particular reference to addressing challenges within Sub-Saharan Africa. The course is continually modified according to the current dynamics of the scourge of HIV/AIDS in Africa and its public health needs. Course faculty has been drawn from various international experts working on HIV and AIDS in Africa.

The course targets health managers, leaders, practitioners and healthcare workers. Upon completion, the course participants will be equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to develop, strengthen and participate in policy formulation and debates on HIV/AIDS in the world of work.

This course is offered to all healthcare and related workers, administration and policy-makers on a post-graduate level. It is an online course, meaning no disruption to your work schedule. However, you must possess basic computer knowledge and skills (at the level of being able to use the MS package), access to a computer and Internet facilities. Online team discussions concerning various topics on the electronic whiteboard that entail recognising and solving problems and daily challenges will also be held. A tuition fee of R5 000 covers online access and all required material.

Applications or requests for more information may be forwarded to the School of Public Health, tel: 012 521 4613/4618/5934, fax: 012 560 0172, email: dories_shitlhane@embanet.com.

Event Start Date: 
Monday, 2 February, 2009
Event End Date: 
Thursday, 30 April, 2009
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