This course aims to help health managers analyse the drivers of the epidemic and identify prevention, treatment, care and support strategies. These include impact mitigation. By the end of the course, participants will be able to critically discuss the principles of HIV response and the range of interventions available.
This course is tropEd accredited and can be followed as a stand-alone course or as part of a Master in International Health or the Master in Public Health programme. It is for professionals in public health who aspire to elevate their capability and knowledge in this area.
What are the complexities and challenges of HIV and AIDS epidemics? How can a health manager best respond to them?
The nature of these epidemics vary greatly even within a single country. As a result responses need to be tailored to the context and be evidence-informed. This requires an in-depth understanding of the forces driving each epidemic and why a given approach has been effective elsewhere.
In this course, health managers gain an overview of how epidemiological and surveillance information should be analysed and used at local and national levels. The course aims to help participants analyse the drivers of the epidemic and identify prevention, treatment, care and support strategies, including impact mitigation.
By the end of the course participants will be able to critically discuss the principles of HIV responses and the range of interventions available.
At the end of the module the participants should be able to:
- explain and present the global epidemiological trends of HIV and AIDS
- explain surveillance systems, including how to translate epidemiological information at local and national levels into priorities for planning
- analyse the dynamics of the epidemic locally, nationally and internationally
- identify and discuss the principles of context specific best practice in an evidence informed combination of prevention, and treatment and care in HIV
- critically discuss the principles of HIV responses and the range of interventions involved in responding to HIV in key populations and general population
- Epidemiology of HIV and AIDS. Epidemiology at local and national levels
- Appraising surveillance systems and surveillance data
- Analysing dynamics of the epidemic i.e. socioeconomic, legal and cultural contexts, gender and sexuality
- Stigma and discrimination
- Principles and approaches for effective HIV prevention, treatment, care and support, and impact mitigation
- Integration of HIV and SRHR
- Strategies for reaching different groups and addressing their vulnerabilities, needs and rights
- Assessing risk behaviour
- Academic training or a professional qualification in a relevant field
- Work experience in a related area, including experience in management or planning in developing countries
- Proficiency in spoken and written English
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Last updated October 16, 2015