CERTIFICATE IN HIV/AIDS COUNSELLING (70CHIV)

The aim of this programme is to improve the quality of care and basic understanding of concepts in HIV/AIDS counselling as well as the qualification and experience of trainers.

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

This certificate is a 6-module programme that is conducted through face-to-face teaching, as well as distance education from 2009. Candidates will do one module per month. The delivery mode is a part time week-block system. The instructional mode is aimed at reducing lecturing and enhancing students’ involvement through workshops, other formats of group work, and student presentations of project work as well as self-study with the help of learning materials.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To qualify for the Certificate in HIV/AIDS Counselling, a candidate must have a Grade 12 with at least 17 points on the UNAM Evaluation Scale with at least E in English on NSSC level or obtain 50% or higher in the UNAM English proficiency test or first successfully completed the English Access module offered by the Language Centre. Admission could also be considered for persons who qualify through the Mature Age Entry Scheme. See page 12 of this prospectus for more information on the Mature Age Entry Scheme.

ASSESSMENT AND PROMOTION REQUIREMENTS

Module assessment is based on continuous assessment by means of written tests, tutor-marked assignments, and practical work, and a written examination at the end of a module. You will be admitted to the examination on a continuous assessment mark of 40%. To complete the module successfully you should obtained a minimum mark of at least 40% in the examination and a final mark of at least 50%. The ratio of the continuous assessment mark to the examination mark is 50:50. If you failed the first opportunity examination, but obtained at least 45%, you will be admitted to the second opportunity examination that will take place in January the following year.

THE CURRICULUM

Code

Module

NQF level

Credits

 

Semester One

 

 

UCEC1311

English Communication for Certificates

3

16

DCEH1481

Knowing about HIV/AIDS

4

12

DCEH1491

HIV/AIDS Counselling

4

12

 

Semester Two

 

 

DCEC1482

The Continuum of Care

4

12

DCEE1482

Death and Bereavement

4

12

DCEL 1482

Legal and Ethical issues in HIV/AIDS Counselling

4

12


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