Postgraduate Diploma

Postgraduate diploma in HIV/Aids Management

(PgDip in HIV/Aids Management)

Programme description

The PgDip (HIV/Aids Management) is a one-year programme and is offered in English. It is presented through blended learning, which includes the compulsory attendance of a one-week summer school in Stellenbosch, interactive live sessions during the year, and quality teaching. The diploma consists of six compulsory modules (20 credits each) and makes use of continuous assessment by means of individual assignments. Students must pass all six modules to obtain the necessary 120 credits.

Course 1
The problem of HIV/AIDS
  • Epidemiology
  • The macro-economic and socio-economic impact of HIV/AIDS
  • HIV/AIDS communication
Course 2
Socio-cultural aspects of HIV/AIDS
  • HIV/AIDS: fear, stigma and isolation
  • The role of culture and religion in the HIV/AIDS epidemic
  • Sexuality and gender inequality
  • HIV/AIDS, migration and poverty
Course 3
HIV/AIDS policy and advocacy
  • Legal framework & organizational practices regarding the employment of workers with HIV/AIDS
  • Designing an HIV/AIDS policy function, content and principles
  • Developing an HIV/AIDS policy - the process
  • Matters to consider in the design, development and implementation of an HIV/AIDS policy and programme 
  • Therapeutic Management-Medication Literacy/Adherence
Course 4
Prevention and care for people living with HIV/AIDS
  • Strategies for prevention
  • Therapeutic Management: Pharmacovigilance 
  • Food, nutrition security and HIV/AIDS
Course 5
Management in the era of HIV/AIDS
  • A business perspective on the HIV/AIDS epidemic
  • Social responsibility
  • Ethics and HIV/AIDS
Course 6
Research, monitoring and evaluating of HIV/AIDS programmes
  • Research methodology
  • Programme monitoring and evaluation
  • Community/organisation mobilisation

HIV/Aids policy

Management in the area of HIV/Aids

Sociocultural aspects of HIV/Aids

Prevention and care for people living with

Research, monitoring and evaluation of HIV/Aids programmes

The epidemiology
and problem of

Outcomes of the programme

After successfully completing the diploma, students will have the knowledge and competencies to deal with the challenges and opportunities around managing all facets of HIV and Aids in the world of work.

Important information

Admission requirements

  • Any bachelor’s degree, national higher diploma or equivalent
  • Appropriate managerial experience Computer skills (MS Word, internet and email)


A limited number of students are accepted on the basis of academic performance. Meeting the admission requirements does not guarantee selection.

Application procedure and closing date

Please apply by 30 November of the year before your prospective studies.

Be the first to know when applications open. Subscribe today!