Enrol today for the most comprehensive international training programme in HIV and Aids management in the world of work – the only qualification of its kind!
The Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management in the World of Work course offers one of the most comprehensive HIV management training programmes in the world, empowering people (organisations and communities) to take control of the pandemic and reach out to those affected by HIV and Aids.
The HIV pandemic has had a devastating effect in many countries for many decades. The majority of people who are affected by HIV (59%) live in sub-Saharan Africa, and East and Southern Africa remains the region most affected by the pandemic. The Africa Centre enrolled its first cohort of students for the postgraduate diploma in HIV/Aids management (PGDip in HIV/Aids management) in 2001, marking the very first programme of its kind in the world.
The Centre was established as an independent academic unit within Stellenbosch University in 2003. Following on the success of the PGDip (HIV/Aids management), a master’s programme (MPhil in HIV/Aids management) was launched in 2002 following huge demand from PGDip graduates.
The doctorate programme (PhD in HIV/Aids management) was launched in 2020.
Apart from its postgraduate programmes, the Centre partners with local, national and international institutions to undertake research on a range of issues on HIV and Aids, tuberculosis, diabetes and other conditions and the world of work and engages in community outreach programmes.
This highly successful postgraduate diploma (PGDip): HIV/Aids management, endorsed by many organisations and international agencies, is presented by Stellenbosch University in South Africa. Thousands of students from more than 40 countries have completed this programme over the past 21 years.
The PGDip: HIV/Aids management equips practitioners in the world of work with the essential skills and know-how to develop and manage policies, programmes, or interventions to drive the response on HIV and Aids, as well as related diseases such as tuberculosis. On successful completion, this qualification leads to a master’s degree and PhD for those who qualify.
Join us in 2022!
The PGDip (HIV/Aids management) is a one-year programme that is offered in English. It is presented through blended learning which includes the compulsory attendance of a one-week summer school in Stellenbosch (COVID-19 permitting), interactive satellite broadcasts during the year and online teaching.
The diploma consists of six compulsory modules of 20 credits each and makes use of continuous assessment by means of individual assignments. Students must pass all six modules to obtain the necessary 120 credits.
Programme course content and focus
- The problem of HIV and Aids
- Socio-cultural aspects of HIV and Aids
- Policy development and advocacy
- Prevention and care for people living with HIV and Aids
- The management of HIV and Aids
- Research, monitoring and evaluation of HIV and Aids programmes
Each of the above courses comprises different modules
- Any bachelor’s degree or national higher diploma (SA NQF level 7)
- Computer skills (word processing and access to Internet and email)
- One year full-time on a modular basis (internet-based)
- Online teaching
- Compulsory one-week summer school (in person or online, depending on COVID-19 status)
- Compulsory interactive satellite classes
Outcomes of the programme
After completion of the diploma students will be able to demonstrate the knowledge, competencies and managerial skills to competently deal with the challenges and opportunities in managing HIV/Aids and other conditions in all their facets in the world of work.
Our diploma is for everyone. Apply today!
APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND CLOSING DATE:
(Apply by 31 October of the year before your prospective studies.)
Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management in the World of Work
Apply here: https://student.sun.ac.za/signup/
Call: +27 21 808 3646 or +27 21 808 2621