Postgraduate Diploma in Management specialising in HIV/AIDS and Health for 2014

Why study Postgraduate Diploma in Management specialising in HIV/AIDS and Health

The Postgraduate Diploma in Management specialising in HIV/AIDS and Health is a Monash South Africa multidisciplinary postgraduate diploma that provides students with the opportunity to acquire managerial skills and advanced knowledge to meet the challenges of managing HIV/AIDS and health organisations. South Africa alone has 5.3 million people living with HIV and 1.6 million are currently on antiretroviral treatment. There is an urgent need for trained health professionals in the management of HIV/AIDS and other health issues.

Course Outline

The course comprises of six core units and two elective units. The programme requires satisfactory completion of course work.

  1. Managing the spread of HIV/AIDS and health problems
    This unit will focus on the burden of major health problems (HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria and chronic diseases), the impact of HIV/AIDS, TB and chronic diseases, managing the spread of HIV/AIDS and common health problems, and management of HIV/AIDS as well as other health programmes at various levels.
  2. Policy and legal issues in HIV/AIDS and health
    This unit will focus on the laws protecting health in general and those suffering from HIV/AIDS, a labour relations perspective on HIV/AIDS and health, principles of policy development in the health sector and the process and content of an HIV/AIDS and health policy.
  3. Management strategies for health problems 
    This unit will focus on strategies for prevention and care, therapeutic management of HIV/AIDS and care of people living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic diseases.
  4. Managing the psychosocial factors in HIV/AIDS and health
    This unit will focus on social and cultural factors affecting health and HIV/AIDS, migration and its effect on health and HIV/AIDS and poverty and its impact on health and HIV/AIDS.
  5. Managing human and financial resources for health 
    This unit will focus on managing human resources in the health sector, managing financial resources in an HIV/AIDS or health related organization.
  6. Managing health and HIV/AIDS research
    This unit will focus on current research on health and HIV/AIDS issues, translating research evidence into policies and practice and will have a community project to translate research evidence into practice

Course structure and Unit schedule

Unit Code

Name of Unit

Credits

Semester

Unit Coordinator

Semester 1: Summer School  10-14 February 2014 
This provides an introduction to all the units covered in the first semester and Moodle orientation

 

Managing the spread of HIV/AIDS and health problems

15

1

Prof Peter Nyasulu

 

Policy and legal issues in HIV/AIDS and health

15

1

TBA

 

Management strategies for health problems

15

1

Dr Henry Fomundam

 

Postgraduate Elective unit:
Ethics & Business Ethics OR
Corporate Governance

15

1

 TBA

Semester 2: Winter School 7-11 July 2014 
This provides an introduction to all the units covered in the second semester and Moodle orientation

 

Managing the psychosocial factors in HIV/AIDS and health

15

2

Prof Lionel Nicholas

 

Managing human and financial resources for health

15

2

Dr Henry Fomundam

 

Managing health and HIV/AIDS research

15

2

Prof Peter Nyasulu

 

Postgraduate Elective unit:
Strategy, stakeholder and risk OR 
Leadership, directors and officers

15

2

 TBA

 

 

120

 

 

Outcomes

The postgraduate diploma strives to equip students with skills that will enable them to

  • Manage HIV/AIDS and other health programmes
  • Manage health institutions
  • Manage human and financial resources for health institutions

Credit for prior studies

Credit may be granted for formal learning, such as a course offered by a professional body, enterprise or by any other accredited provider recognised by Monash South Africa.

Recognition of prior learning

Students may be granted credit on the basis of recognition of prior learning where they can demonstrate experience of approximately three to five years working within the industry.

Mode of delivery of the course

The PDM specialising in HIV/AIDS & Health will use flexible teaching methods such as:

  • Compulsory one week face-to-face teaching at Summer and Winter Schools
  • Online lectures using Moodle 2 learning system
  • Case studies and projects to apply learning into practice
  • Practical visits to AIDS and health service organisations

Assessments and evaluation

There are no examinations in the course. We will use continuous evaluation through individual assignments and projects in each unit.

Site for course provision

The main site for the course will be at the Monash South Africa campus in Ruimsig, Johannesburg.

Professional accreditation

There is no professional accreditation for this course. However, graduates of the PDM specialising in HIV/AIDS & Health may apply to join the South African Institute of Management. The PDM specialising in HIV/AIDS & Health has been accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC).

Pre-requisites for entry

Learners must have successfully completed a relevant undergraduate degree in health sciences or an equivalent qualification from an accredited university or other tertiary institution. The entry requirements for the postgraduate diploma are:

  • any bachelor’s degree or national higher diploma or equivalent
  • work experience
  • computer, internet and e-mail skills

International students

The PDM specialising in HIV/AIDS & Health was offered for the first time in 2013 to South African and International students. Qualifications of foreign students will be assessed on an individual basis.
When applying, students should submit certified original copies of one of the above qualifications, as well as final grades in subjects undertaken.

Award

Monash South Africa Postgraduate Diplomas are awarded by Monash South Africa as a registered private higher education institution in South Africa.

Apply

Applying couldn’t be easier. You can download and complete the application form.

Closing Date: 31 January 2014

PDM specialising in HIV/AIDS

 

Career Opportunities

Job market growth in the health, local government, education sectors continues unabated. There is a strong demand for multi-skilled programme managers and for health promotion workers, particularly to work with vulnerable groups. Governments are looking at finding skilled personnel with managerial expertise to manage various health institutions. Government and non-governmental organisations are constantly in need of well-trained health managers and HIV/AIDS specialists.

Duration

1 year

Intakes

First semester (February)

Summer School 2014

Date: 10-14 February 2014 
Venue: Monash South Africa campus in Ruimsig, Johannesburg

Winter School 2014

Date: 7-11 July 2014 
Venue: Monash South Africa campus in Ruimsig, Johannesburg

Fees

Registration fee: R 8,600 payable before the commencement of the course

Total Fees: R 30,600 per year (inclusive of the registration fee)

Students are responsible for the payment of their own transport and accommodation during the summer and winter schools, as well as for textbooks, computers or other devices to use the Internet during the non-contact periods.

Banking Details

Beneficiary: Monash South Africa Limited
Bank: First National Bank (FNB)
Branch: Cresta (254905)
Account number: 62062732485
Reference: Student number_ Surname

Payment Methods

The tuition and accommodation fees are payable upfront, per semester via the following payment methods:

  • Direct deposit / Telegraphic transfer
  • Credit / Debit card facilities are available at Monash South Africa, Student services Centre / Bank Draft made out to Monash South Africa (Please write the student number at the back)
  • NO CASH is accepted at Monash South Africa

Please forward all Direct Deposit / Telegraphic transfer (swift message) proof of payment to Student Fees at: 
musa-fees@monash.edu or Fax: 086 629 6544

Find out more

Telephone:
+27 11 950 4009
Email:
inquiries@monash.ac.za

Course Coordinator

Professor Peter Nyasulu
Course Director: Public Health programs
Acting Head: School of Health Sciences.
Monash South Africa
Telephone: +27 11 950 4287