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The University of Nairobi HIV Capacity Building 2-Year Curriculum Finalization and 6-Month Medium Term Curriculum Development

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The University of Nairobi HIV Capacity Building 2-Year Curriculum Finalization and 6-Month Medium Term Curriculum Development

The UHIV Fellowship organized and held a 2-year curriculum finalization and 6-month medium term curriculum development workshop between 3rd and 8th April, 2016. The main goal of the workshop was to finalize the 2-year fellowship curriculum and develop the 6-month medium term curriculum according to Commission of University Education (CUE) standard and regulations. The main participants were:  Curriculum experts, lecturers, students, content experts, track leads, and program staff.

Two-Year Fellowship

The course objectives for the UoN HIV Capacity Building Fellowship Curriculum Review and     Development in relation to the 5 tracks are:

i. To build capacity in application of health informatics, health economics, epidemiology and leadership principles in management of HIV programs

ii. To impart skills in project evaluation and utilization of data in decision making

iii. To equip the fellows with Planning, implementation and monitoring skills for evidence-informed HIV/AIDS programs

iv. To build capacity for proficiency in carrying out cost analysis of health programs

v. To improve competency in analysis and application of current models in health sector planning and reform.

vi. To equip the fellows with effective adult training, facilitation and communication skills

 

The 2-year course is usually conducted on a full time basis for a period of 24 months. It involves 6-month didactic training and 18 months experiential learning where fellows are attached at Participating Local Partners where they implement projects based on institutions’ needs and gaps identified.

 

Entry requirements for the 2-year fellows are as follows:

HIV Program Management Track

Master’s degree in Health or related social and biological sciences from the University of Nairobi.

Any other equivalent qualification to the above from institutions recognized by the Senate of the University of Nairobi

Health Economics Track

Bachelors in Economics and a Master’s degree in any relevant discipline with at least two years’ experience in the health sector.

Any other equivalent qualification to the above from institutions recognized by the Senate of the University of Nairobi.

Health Informatics Track

A candidate who passes both the taught courses and the project is usually awarded the HIV Fellowship of the University of Nairobi (HIVFell UoN).

The fellowship usually has specialization options in the following areas

  • HIV Fellowship of the University of Nairobi (Program Management)
  • ii. HIV Fellowship of the University of Nairobi (Health Informatics)
  • iii. HIV Fellowship of the University of Nairobi (Epidemiology and Biostatistics)
  • iv. HIV Fellowship of the University of Nairobi (Health Economics)
  • HIV Fellowship of the University of Nairobi (Monitoring and Evaluation)

6-Month Medium-Term Training

The criteria to qualify as a 6-month Medium term trainee is:

  • Must have an Bachelor’s degree in any field
  • Must be an employee of a PLP for at least 2 years
  • Must be nominated by a Participating Local Partner

The training structure for medium-term trainees entails:

  • 6 weeks didactic training

18 weeks Experiential learning and project implementation