Oxbridge Academy Skills Certificate: Understanding HIV/AIDS

This course will increase your understanding of HIV/AIDS and its effect on communities. When you study this course, you will learn about the nature of HIV/AIDS, how to support those who are HIV-positive, and how the effects of HIV/AIDS can be mitigated through community health education and other efforts.

Studying this course may be a good option if:

  • You want to give support to HIV/AIDS patients.
  • You want to gain an understanding of the issues relating to HIV/AIDS.
  • You want to learn about aspects of counselling.
  • You have just completed Matric, and you are trying to decide whether a career in HIV/AIDS management might be the right choice for you.


Course code:


Accreditation status:

This is a non-accredited Short Learning Programme.

Course duration:

8 -12 months

Entry requirements:

No Matric

Learning outcomes covered:
  • Define and explain the nature of HIV/AIDS.
  • Evaluate the evolution and history of the virus.
  • Explain the conceptual framework for HIV/AIDS management.
  • Explain responses to HIV/AIDS.
  • Describe the concept of the HIV epidemic and the scale of the spread.
  • Describe means of transmission and spread.
  • Describe and evaluate the nature of community.
  • Identify key features of community development in relation to HIV/AIDS.
  • Explain the nature of community health education with regards to maintaining public health and caring for people living with HIV/AIDS.
  • Understand a variety of community responses (ranging from local community development projects to governmental poverty reduction schemes).
  • Demonstrate an understanding of health education and its application in the community.
  • Compare and contrast the issues surrounding nutrition and HIV/AIDS (including monitoring nutrition, mother-to-child transmission of the virus, and malnutrition).
  • Identify the challenges to food security in communities and among individuals threatened by social or geographical risks.
  • Explain the concept of health promotion and application and management.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of human geography, with particular reference to the features of population growth, measurement and population segmentation and variance among sub-groups.
  • Analyse poverty and social development whilst reflecting upon the differences in rural-urban location, urban regeneration schemes and improving social cohesion in communities.
  • Assess and evaluate the reasons for human migration and the differing patterns and movement of populations in relation to the spread of HIV/AIDS.
Assessment and award:
  • Students are required to complete 2 assignments.
  • There are no exams for this course.

Upon completion of this course, students will be awarded an Oxbridge Academy Skills Certificate: Understanding HIV/AIDS from Oxbridge Academy.


R 9200.00

Registration Fee:

R 2000.00

Course Price (Excl. Reg Fee):

R 7200.00

Monthly Instalments:

R 600.00 X 12 months

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