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The HIV and AIDS pandemic stands as one of the most devastating in recorded history, with the majority of its burden falling on developing nations and vulnerable people. The nature of the virus and its routes of human transmission present unique challenges to public health practitioners aiming to prevent its spread and to support care and treatment for those living with the virus.
Intended learning outcomes
This subject will provide students with basic tools to face those challenges internationally by exploring the current state of the global pandemic in the new era of expanding treatment options. Participating students will benefit from the experience of an array of noted speakers on HIV and AIDS who will discuss: the history, epidemiology, science and impact of the disease; prevention theory and practice; transmission and vulnerability; policy and human rights; the global network of protagonists fighting HIV; and treatment and care with a focus on resource-poor settings. "Field experiences in HIV" will provide an insight into the real-life application of HIV and AIDS knowledge.
It is intended that students completing this subject will:
- Critically analyse the complex and multisectoral arguments relating to HIV and AIDS prevention, treatment and care.
- Critically reflect on current issues relating to HIV and AIDS globally, drawing from classroom presentations, recommended readings and other informational sources.
- Demonstrate the capacity to apply theory and knowledge of HIV and AIDS to a realistic, community-based scenario.
- Generate and articulate academic works appropriate to master level students
Last updated: 29 October 2019