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ACPM 111: HIV and AIDS Management Course


Africa Center for Project Management is pleased to announce a Certificate Course in HIV and AIDS Management Online and Distance Learning Course, which starts 1st of every month

Course Overview

 In the world today HIV/AIDS continues to be a major health and development challenge with the following alarming statistics.

  •  More than 34 million people now live with HIV/AIDS.
  • 3.3 million Of them are under the age of 15.
  • In 2012, an estimated 2.5 million people were newly infected with HIV.
  • 330,000 were under the age of 15.
  • Every day nearly 7,000 people contract HIV—nearly 300 every hour.
  • In 2011, 1.7 million people died from AIDS.
  • 230,000 of them were under the age of 15.
  • Since the beginning of the epidemic, more than 60 million people have contracted HIV and nearly 30 million have died of HIV-related causes.
  • More than two-thirds (69 percent) of all people living with HIV, 23.5 million, live in sub-Saharan Africa—including 91 percent of the world’s HIV-positive children.
  •  In 2011, an estimated 1.8 million people in the region became newly infected. An estimated 1.2 million adults and children died of AIDS, accounting for 71 percent of the world’s AIDS deaths in 2012.

The need to develop manpower in these disciplines has been necessitated by the fast increasing health problem resulting from ongoing processes like urbanization and HIV/AIDs which is coupled by the era of emerging and re-emerging infectious. For the country to cope with this, community health practitioners who will be able to tackle the issues from grassroots are needed.

Course Objectives
This course is intended for the reader to be able to achieve the following objectives:

  • Understand difference between HIV and AIDS.
  • Know the myths of HIV and AIDS.
  • Understand HIV and AIDS Statistics.
  • Learn three methods used for HIV Screening.
  • Understand Universal Precautions.
  • Understand How HIV is transmitted.
  • Understand Legal Right associated with HIV/ AIDS.
  • Understand Current treatment associated with HIV and AIDS.
  • Identify what are blood borne pathogens
  • How to respond to myths about HIV/ AIDS
  • The role of a peer education in HIV prevention
  • Effective Communication, including
  • Overcoming communication barriers
  • Attitudes and values people have about illness and sexuality
  • How to respond to myths and misconceptions about HIV/AIDS
  • Presenting clear information and getting feedback
  • Discussing Sexuality
  • Maintaining confidentiality
  • Establishing the climate of mutual respect and sympathy
  •  What puts peers at risk of HIV
  • Behavior Change Communication
  • The process of behavior change
  • Overcoming communication barriers in Peer Education 
  • Approaching a peer and beginning a dialogue
  • Active listening
  • Facts about HIV antibody testing
  • Preparing for a HIV test
  • Managing the outcome of the HIV test
  • How to motivate others
  • Personal Risk assessment techniques
  • Understanding social norms, peer pressure and behavior change process
  • Condom and sex related negotiation and refusal skills
  • Sexual decision making
  • Communication for safer sex and assertiveness
  • Condom and sex related negotiation and refusal skills
  •  The role of alcohol and drugs in HIV transmission
  • Peer Education and Counseling techniques including listening, confidentiality, rapport, referrals and record keeping
  • Living with HIV infection
  • Psychological, social and ethical issues in counseling peers about sexuality and HIV infection.
  • Empathy toward those infected with HIV
  •  Moral support and counseling families and individuals infected with HIV
  • How to address stigma and discrimination for those infected and affected

Course Organizers:

Africa Center for Project Management was established in 2004 in Amsterdam with the Africa regional offices in Nairobi. The organization was formed to address capacity building needs among development and corporate organizations in Africa and Asia by offering Online Certificates and In-House trainings. The organization has over ten years experience working with development partners in capacity building in. We have trained over 5000 development and Business Professionals in various thematic areas.

Computing Requirements:

Participants will need to use email, upload and download word docs, PowerPoint files and PDFs, and post on the discussion board or send assignments by email.   If you do not have internet speed sufficient to download materials, an offline DVD or hard copies course may be the right alternative for you. Materials Provided: Online delivery of curriculum materials, exercises and templates.

Exercises:

After they have read the material for each unit, students are expected to test their own Learning by completing some relevant exercises and tasks.

Assignments:
In order to demonstrate their understanding of the course content, students will be required to submit three assignments.

DURATION AND COURSE LOAD: 8 Weeks - 5 to 6 hours per week
DATES: (Two Months) Course Starts 1st of Every Month.
REGIONS TARGETED: Global
COURSE FEE: $500
ORGANIZERS: Africa Center for Project Management
LANGUAGE: English only
FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated
GENERAL COURSE CONTACT:
info@onlinelearningcentre.org


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