FTC01 – Understanding HIV and AIDS and its Implications (US 8494)

US Title: Demonstrate an understanding of HIV/AIDS and its implications

US No.: 8494

4 Credits [Elective]

NQF Level 2

Practitioners will be able to reflect on and make informed choices about their attitudes and behavioural practices toward the HIV/Aids pandemic. They will also be able to describe and explain the nature of HIV/AIDS, its transmission routes, sexual practices which reduce and prevent risk of infection. Practitioners assessed as competent against this course will be able to:

  • Describe and explain the nature of HIV/AIDS,
  • Describe transmission routes,
  • Describe and explain practices, which reduce and prevent risk of infection
  • Describe and analyse attitudes toward HIV and AIDS in the workplace.
Course content

This pandemic has affected the lives of every South African. No one is immune. This course aims to unpack the effect that HIV/AIDS has not only on the man in the street but also business and government. We will also try to find solutions on what you can do to prevent this pandemic from spreading.

Candidates accredited with this Unit Standard will be able to reflect on and make informed choices about their attitudes and behavioural practices. It will also contribute to building a wider understanding of the issues; to the rights of people living with HIV and AIDS; and to workplaces which are more responsive to the needs of those living with HIV and AIDS.

Topics in this course include:

  • Describe transmission routes,
  • Describe and explain practices, which reduce and prevent risk of infection, and
  • Describe and analyse attitudes toward HIV and AIDS in the workplace.

Who should attend this course?

The Understanding HIV and AIDS and its Implications course is an accessible way for existing or aspirant community development workers to obtain a basic qualification in the field.

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