UCU 3103: HIV/AIDS (45 LH)
PURPOSE OF THE COURSE
To create awareness in the students about public health and HIV/AIDs and to equip them with necessary information and skills to keep themselves health.
EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of the course the learner will be able to:
- Identify common diseases and preventative and control measures.
- Know the modes of transmission of HIV/AIDs and Prevention methods to reduce infections.
- Explain the link between diet, physical exercises, psychological well being and health.
- Undertake behavioral change with the aim of keeping a healthy lifestyle.
General Introduction: Public health and hygiene, human physiology, sex and sexuality. History of sexually transmitted diseases (STD); History of Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune-deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS), Comparative information on trends, global and local distribution; Justification of importance of course. Biology of HIV/AIDS: Overview of immune system, natural immunity to HIV/AIDS; The AIDS. The aids Virus and its life Cycle, disease progression (epidemiology), transmission and diagnosis. Treatment and Management: Nutrition. Prevention and control; Abstain, Be faithful, Condom use, Destigmatize HIV/AIDS (ABCD) method anti-retroviral drugs and vaccines. Pregnancy and AIDS. Management of HIV/AIDS patients. Social and Cultural practices: Religion and AIDS. Social stigma on HIV/AIDS. Behavioural change. Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) services. Drug abuse and AIDS, alcohol and hard drugs. Poverty and AIDS. Families and AIDS orphans. Government Policies: Global policies of AIDS. Legal rights of AIDS patients. Intellectual property rights. AIDS impact: Family set-up/society, population, agriculture, education, development and economy and