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:

    CER4021-13

    Accreditation status:

    This is a non-accredited Short Learning Programme endorsed by The Independent Institute of Education (IIE).

    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.

    TOTAL PRICE:

    R 7200.00

    Registration Fee:

    R 450.00

    Course Price (Excl. Reg Fee):

    R 6750.00

    Monthly Instalments:

    R 450.00 X 15 months


    Please note that the registration fee shown applies to South African students only. Foreign students are required to pay a non-refundable R2400 deposit instead of a registration fee.

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    Some other features of distance learning include the following:

    • Study material is delivered to students via post, courier, email, or the internet.
    • Assessments are carried out by means of written assignments, exams, and/or portfolios of evidence.
    • Academic support is provided to students through various channels, including telephone, post, email, and instant messaging programs.

     

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