HIV-Related Diseases, Treatment and Care
This online course will provide students with an in-depth understanding of the scope and manifestations of HIV-related diseases, their management and care. Special emphasis will be placed on co-infections, co-morbidities and state-of-the-art treatment.
Resistant HIV is likely to become a major problem especially in resource-limited settings. The course will thus cover trends in transmission and treatment, and preventive strategies for the development and spread of resistant HIV.
Students completing the course will be able to work across sectors and in different geographical, social and cultural settings at an expert level.
Copenhagen School of Global Health, University of Copenhagen
This course is an online course and can be followed from anywhere.
Ulrik Bak Dragsted
This course will not be offered in 2013.
This is a 10 weeks part-time 100% online course.
Part-time means that students should expect approximately 18 hrs of studying per week.
Students completing this course will be able to:
Systematically explain how organs and organ systems are affected by HIV infection;
Differentiate the clinical manifestations of HIV-related diseases;
Recognize benefits and adverse effects of various HIV drug therapies;
Propose relevant diagnosis and treatment strategies for HIV infection according to state-of-the-art guidelines including (multi-) drug resistant HIV;
Propose relevant diagnosis and treatment strategies for both common and severe HIV-related diseases and differentiate across various geographical settings;
Analyse and propose medical preventive measures and treatment related to reproductive health for PLHIV;
Evaluate the impact HIV infection and co-morbidities have on quality of life.
Morbidity and mortality in the cART era
HIV-related morbidities and co-infections
Risk assessment of disease progression for HIV and co-morbidities
Diagnosis and monitoring of HIV infection
State-of the-art HIV treatment including transmission and treatment of (multi-)drug resistant HIV
HIV treatment in low and middle income countries
Prevention of mother-to-child transmission and reproductive strategies for PLHIV
Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
Management of side effects to ART and management of treatment failure
HIV and Quality of Life
HIV biomedical prevention, incl. circumcision
The course is structured around 10 internet based E-learning modules (E-modules) with weekly deadlines. This means that you as a student can follow the course from anywhere in the world at any time you like. All you need is an internet connection. You will only meet and interact with your teachers and fellow students in the University of Copenhagen's online learning platform.
Due to this internet based platform, we have the unique opportunity to attract and offer you teaching from the most prominent and skilled researchers in the world.
Each E-module is composed of:
- An introduction to the topic
- An overview of the purpose, the subjects and the intended learning outcome
- A short study guide
- Learning resources (which can be text, audio and/or video files)
- Several exercises called E-lessons.
The E-lessons are online learning activities which can be questionnaires, assignments, or online discussions. The role of the teacher is to assist student learning by serving as E-moderators for the various E-lessons.
Written course paper: Individual paper.
The student is expected to participate actively in classes, discussions, group work and exercises. The course paper will be reviewed and graded according to the described learning objectives.
Grading according to the Danish 7-scale - internal moderation.
The applicants must live up to the Master of HIV admission criteria. Furthermore applicants must have min. 2 years of proven experience within treatment or care of HIV/AIDS patients.
The number of participants is limited to 40. The course may be cancelled if there are less than 12 participants.
Reduced fee: DKK 12,750
For students from EU/EEA, and students with a DIS, Fulbright or Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship.
Normal fee: DKK 16,500
For all other students.
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