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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Deanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences : Global Health

Postgraduate Course: HIV and Non Communicable Diseases (GLHE11011)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course will provide students with an overview of the HIV pandemic and an understanding of its impact and ways in which responses to the HIV pandemic can contribute to new ways of thinking about Non communicable diseases.
Course description 1. Understanding HIV, its epidemiology , the global burden of HIV/AIDS, and its history and process of transition to a chronic disease
2. Co-morbidity and interactions between HIV and Non communicable Disease (NCDs)
3. Health systems and management ways in which the current HIV health infrastructure in low and middle income countries (LMIC) be utilised for NCDs
4. Prevention and Support approaches to HIV and their translation to Non communicable disease systems of care
5. Advocacy- and lessons for NCDs from the successes of advocacy HIV/AIDS
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Flexible
Course Start Date 03/08/2015
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 98 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Formal summative written assessment will constitute 60% of the student's grade. Online assessment will incorporate a variety of activities and will constitute 40% of the overall course grade and is taken to represent a formative assessment of learning throughout the programme.
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Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will gain:
- an understanding of HIV, its epidemiology, and the consequences of the global burden of HIV/AIDS. Students will be knowledgeable about the process of transition of HIV from an acute to a chronic disease, and the implications of this process for other non communicable diseases
- an awareness of the factors of co-morbidity and the range of interactions between HIV and Non Communicable Disease (NCDs)
- knowledge about health systems and management and the ways in which infrastructures established for HIV care can be used for care of other non communicable diseases
- an understanding of the prevention and support approaches to HIV and their translation to non communicable disease systems of care
- understanding of advocacy approaches and shared lessons between different disease communities.
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Skills and abilities in Personal and Intellectual Autonomy
Awareness and understanding of global health concepts
Ability to understand and interpret different information processes
Training to undertake advanced independent research
Time management, resource allocation and interpersonal skills

Skills and abilities in Communication
Fluency and experience in analysis and in writing in different styles including budgets, essays, technical report, policy documents, briefings)
Presentation and group work skills
Ability to develop, deliver and contribute to complex arguments

Skills and abilities in Personal Effectiveness
Organise time
Ability to work alone or as part of a group
Work to deadline and under pressure
Professionally produce and edit written material
Time management, resource allocation and interpersonal skills

Technical/practical skills
Peer review skills
Ability to evaluate complex thinking and writing
Special Arrangements This course will be taught by distance learning, using the virtual learning environment Learn 9 as the delivery platform. Course materials are protected by secure username and password access that will be made available to registered users.
KeywordsHIV, NCD, global health
Course organiserDr Ruth Mcquillan
Tel: (0131 6)50 9238
Course secretaryMs Gayle Fitzpatrick
Tel: (0131 6)50 9236
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