HIV and Aids care short learning programme (32 credits)

Programme framework:

  • Global epidemiological patterns
  • Immune system
  • Routes of transmission
  • Diagnosis of HIV/AIDS
  • Counselling
  • Stages of HIV infection
  • Progression of HIV
  • Introduction to treatment
  • Legal and ethical issues


Two scheduled tests and one practical examination in counselling.
In order to pass the short course, a final mark of 50% is needed. The mark will be constituted in the following manner:
Test 1 + Test 2 + Practical exam ÷ 3 = mark (50%)

Format of presentation:

On registration students will receive a CD containing:

  • References to be used by students when preparing for classes.
  • Specific outcomes to be reached.
  • Activities to be prepared by students before attending classes.

Please note that students have to come prepared to classes, since discussions on content will be initiated by students and no lectures will be given on any content. Students will be given the opportunity to clarify any content problems they may experience with the lecturer during classes.

Who will benefit from completing the short course?

All health and non-health personnel who are interested in making a change in the lives of HIV/AIDS infected and affected persons.

For more information about this programme, and other short learning programmes please contact:

Mrs Diane Keegan
Assistant Director: Short Learning Programmes
School of Nursing
University of the Free State
T: +27 51 401 3629 / 2914
F: +27 51 401 3282

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