HIV/AIDS short courses

aids_ribbonThe Organisation for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa Zimbabwe (OSSREA) will be running short courses in HIV/AIDS and research methodology in October.

– HIV introductory course

Course content:

The human immune system and human anatomy;

HIV pathogenesis and viral life cycle;

HIV replication and progression;

Opportunistic infections;

HIV and TB;

Background to antiretroviral therapy (ART) and PMTCT;

HIV and human rights

Course objectives: Equip participants with basic knowledge on HIV and AIDS, related opportunistic infection, treatment and management.

Dates: 5 October to 9 October 2009

– Short course in research methodology

Course Content:

Introduction to research;

Ethical considerations in research;

Background to qualitative research;

Qualitative research methods;

Generating and analysing research data

Background to quantitative research;

Generating and analysing quantitative data using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS);

Developing research proposals/evaluation or tender document

Report writing

Course objectives: Equip participants with research, monitoring and evaluation and data analysis techniques, knowledge and skills.

Dates: 12 October to 16 October 2009

HIV and AIDS treatment and management short course

Course content:

Prevention of infection and re-infection

HIV and nutrition

Psychosocial support

Management and treatment of opportunistic infections

Prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT)

Pre and post-exposure prophylaxis

Antiretroviral therapy (ART)

Palliative care

Course objectives: Equip participants with knowledge and skills on preventing HIV infection and managing conditions and symptoms associated with HIV & AIDS

Dates: 19 October to 23 October 2009

For more information email [email protected] – Kubatana

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