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Postgraduate Diploma in Management specialising in HIV/AIDS and Health 2017

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

The Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PGDip (Management)) specialising in HIV/AIDS and Health is a Monash South Africa (MSA) 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. HIV/AIDS remains one of the world’s most serious health and development challenges; not only affecting the health of individuals, but also impacting households, communities as well as the development and economic growth of nations. Therefore there is an urgent need for health professionals trained in the management of HIV/AIDS and other health issues.

Programme Outline

The course comprises eight (8) core units and no elective units. Students will complete eight (8) units per year if planning to study full-time or four (4) units if studying part-time.

Unit 1: Managing the spread of HIV/AIDS and health problems
The focus of this unit is on the burden and impact of major health problems (HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria and chronic diseases), management of the spread of HIV/AIDS and common health problems as well as the management of HIV/AIDS and other health programmes at various levels.

Unit 2: Corporate governance
The focus of this unit is on corporate and business performance, the business environment, corporate control, business survival and success, sustainability, growing concern, business opportunities as well as entrepreneurship and corporate citizenship. A corporate governance framework will be established incorporating salient principles. Shareholder engagement and activism will be investigated and case studies explored.

Unit 3: Policy and legal issues in HIV/AIDS and health
The focus of this unit is on the laws protecting human 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.

Unit 4: Management strategies for health problems
The focus of this unit is on strategies for prevention and care and therapeutic management of HIV/AIDS and care for people living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic diseases.

Unit 5: Leadership, directors and officers
The focus of this unit is on corporate citizenship and leadership, board performance, director’s performance and remuneration, the board chairman, the CEO and the company secretary. Practical examples and case studies will be explored.

Unit 6: Managing the psychosocial factors in HIV/AIDS and health
The focus of this unit is on social and cultural factors affecting health and HIV/AIDS, migration and its effect on health and HIV/AIDS as well as poverty and the impact on health and HIV/AIDS.

Unit 7: Managing human and financial resources for health
The focus of this unit is on the challenges of managing human resources in the health sector and managing financial resources in an HIV/AIDS or health-related organisation.

Unit 8: Managing health and HIV/AIDS research
The focus of this unit is on the current research on health and HIV/AIDS issues, translating research evidence into policies and practice and will comprise of a community-based project aimed at translating research evidence into practice.

Multiple Intakes

The programme has four intakes in 2017. The programme will start on the following dates:

  • Intake 1: 4 February 2017
  • Intake 2: 11 March 2017
  • Intake 3: 15 July 2017
  • Intake 4: 19 August 2017

Each unit runs for five (5) weeks and begins with a scheduled contact session on campus followed by further continuous study and assignment submissions via the Learning Management System (LMS). Contact sessions will occur on Saturdays from 9h00 to 13h00.

Unit Schedule & Contact Sessions

Unit 1 - Managing the spread of HIV/AIDS and health problems (4 February - 10 March 2017)
Contact Sessions: 4 February, 18 February, 4 March

Unit 2 - Corporate Governance (11 March - 14 April 2017)
Contact Sessions: 11 March, 25 March, 8 April

Unit 3 - Policy and legal issues in HIV/AIDS and health (22 April - 26 May 2017)
Contact Sessions: 22 April, 6 May, 20 May

Unit 4 - Management strategies for health problems (27 May - 30 June 2017)
Contact Sessions: 27 May, 10 June, 24 June

Unit 5 - Leadership, directors and officers (15 July - 18 August 2017)
Contact Sessions: 15 July, 29 July, 12 August

Unit 6 - Managing the psychosocial factors in HIV/AIDS and health (19 August - 22 September 2017)
Contact Sessions: 19 August, 2 September, 16 September

Unit 7 - Managing human and financial resources for health (30 September - 3 November 2017)
Contact Sessions: 30 September, 14 October, 28 October

Unit 8 - Managing health and HIV/AIDS research (4 November - 8 December 2017)
Contact Sessions: 4 November, 18 November, 2 December

Outcomes

The PGDip (Management) specialising in HIV/AIDS and Health equips students with the skills to:

  • Understand the risk drivers of HIV/AIDS, TB and other chronic diseases
  • Understand the legal and policy issues in health care management in SSA
  • Manage HIV/AIDS and other health programmes
  • Integrate psychosocial and sociocultural factors in health care management
  • Manage human and financial resources for health institutions

Programme Information

Mode of Delivery
The PGDip (Management) specialising in HIV/AIDS and Health is designed for the working professional and uses flexible teaching methods. These include compulsory face-to-face contact sessions (three Saturday sessions per unit), extensive online learning using the Learning Management System (LMS), case studies and projects to apply learning into practice.

Assessments
Continuous assessment is used, through challenging and innovative individual projects, case studies and assignments in each unit as well as online exercises to be completed in the LMS.

Site of Delivery
The PGDip (Management) specialising in HIV/AIDS and Health is offered at the MSA campus in Ruimsig, Johannesburg.

Admissions Criteria
Students must have successfully completed a relevant undergraduate degree in health sciences or an equivalent qualification (HEQSF Level 7) from an accredited institution. The entry requirements for the postgraduate diploma are:

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Work experience in a health or related field

International Students
Qualifications of international students will be assessed on an individual basis. When applying, students should submit certified copies of their qualifications as well as final grades in the subjects undertaken.

Award
The PGDip (Management) specialising in HIV/AIDS and Health is awarded by Monash South Africa as a registered private higher education institution in South Africa. This qualification is on HEQSF Level 8.

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Career Opportunities

There is currently a strong demand in the health sector for multi-skilled health programme managers, particularly to work with vulnerable groups and ageing populations. Government and non-governmental organisations are constantly in need of well-trained health managers and HIV/ AIDS specialists.

Duration

1 year: Full-time
2 Years: Part-time

Multiple Intakes

The programme has four intakes in 2017. The programme will start on the following dates:

  • Intake 1: 4 February 2017
  • Intake 2: 11 March 2017
  • Intake 3: 15 July 2017
  • Intake 4: 19 August 2017

Each unit runs for five (5) weeks and begins with a scheduled contact session on campus followed by further continuous study and assignment submissions via the Learning Management System (LMS). Contact sessions will occur on Saturdays from 9h00 to 13h00.

Course Introduction Dates

The programme has compulsory Course Introduction sessions. Students will be notified of the Course Introduction dates.

Students are advised to pay and enrol at least three days before the course commences.

Application Closing Dates

MSA must receive your application at least two weeks before the start of that particular intake. Application deadlines appear below.

  • Intake 1: 20 January 2017
  • Intake 2: 24 February 2017
  • Intake 3: 30 June 2017
  • Intake 4: 4 August 2017

Fees

Domestic/South African students can either pay the entire course fees prior to the start of the course or they can pay for the entire unit prior to the commencement of the unit. If a student pays the annual 2017 course fee in full prior to the start of the course, they will not pay any additional fees should they need more than a year to complete their studies.

International students are advised to pay 80% of the 2017 annual course fee and secure a valid study visa prior to start of the course.

2017 Annual Course Fee: R 40 000 (inclusive of the registration fee)

* Note that fees are subject to an annual change.

For more information regarding fees please visit the Fee structure

Students are responsible for the payment of their own transport and accommodation during the various intakes and its semesters, as well as for textbooks, computers or other devices to use the Internet.

Banking Details

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

Payment Methods

Tuition 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
  • NO CASH is accepted at Monash South Africa
  • Pay online via https://pay.msa.ac.za/

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 Director: School of Health Sciences

Professor Peter Nyasulu
Telephone: +27 11 950 4287 / +27 11 950 4247
Email:
peter.nyasulu@monash.edu

Course Coordinator: School of Health Sciences

Ms Nancy Yang
Email:
nancy.ngum@monash.edu

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