Work-based Learning (80 clinical cases must be completed)
South Africa is one of the countries with the most HIV infections in the world. Therefore, it is a challenge to provide Anti-retroviral therapy to clients due to a shortage of medical practitioners in the public health sector. Nonetheless, there is an urgent need to strengthen the public health sector’s response to HIV and AIDS by empowering professional nurses working in the Primary Health Clinics (PHCs) to initiate and manage clients on Anti-retroviral therapy. There is also a need to enhance and strengthen the role of professional nurses in providing quality care to patients infected with HIV and other co-morbidities.
This course is about the entire spectrum of HIV. It includes the epidemiology, prevention, diagnosis and staging of HIV. It deals with the principles of initiation of Anti-retroviral therapy for children, adolescents, pregnant women, adults and the management of HIV and opportunistic infections. Anti-retroviral medicine, indications, contraindications, side-effects and adverse effects as well as reporting, monitoring and evaluation of programmes are addressed.
Professional nursing qualification.
The course will be delivered through faceto-face contact and mentoring at the worksite.
A Health Systems Trust Certificate of Completion will be given to participants who attend the course and successfully complete the assessment process.
There will be formative and summative assessments. A Portfolio of Evidence that is supervised by the clinical mentor is also required.
Students must have access to a computer and the internet.
The course fees vary, based on the number of enrolments by an organisation for the short course. A quotation per student will be given by the Course Co-ordinator, Cassius Semaushu at Cassius.Semaushu@hst.org.za. Course fees must be paid in full prior to the course start date.
Cassius Semaushu, E: Cassius.Semaushu@hst.org.za • T: +27 (0)11 312 4524
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