UNISA Short Course in Managing Health and Nutrition in Adverse Conditions

UNISA Short Course in Managing Health and Nutrition in Adverse Conditions

University of South Africa Short Course in Managing Health and Nutrition in Adverse Conditions

Short Course in Managing Health and Nutrition in Adverse Conditions (72540)Purpose

To enable health workers or people educating the community or who are involved with the community to identify malnutrition and address it appropriately, specifically in adverse conditions. Qualifying students will be able to:

  • describe nutrition principles for promoting balanced nutritional adequacy.
  • identify nutrition-related diseases and malnutrition.
  • implement nutrition management principles in aim of preventing disease.
  • apply balanced food decision-making and adjustments.

Target group

Health professionals working with communities, groups and individuals affected by malnutrition and nutrition-related diseases.
Consequently the target group for this course is limited to the following students:

  • community extension workers
  • community health workers
  • health aid workers concerned with food security (for example missionaries)
  • medical representatives
  • primary healthcare professionals (for example: nurses, medical doctors)
  • allied health professionals (for example: social workers, occupational therapists)
  • educators and caretakers of children

Admission requirements

Senior Certificate or an equivalent NQF level 4 qualification. Registration with a Health Professions Council will be a benefit.
 Duration

One year
 Language medium

English
 Registration periods

Year module registration: 28 Nov – 25 January. For more information please visit www.unisa.ac.za/caes
 Tuition method

Basic tuition is by means of distance learning through outcomes based education. The study package includes a study guide, tutorial letters, learning experiences in the form of self-assessment activities, formative assessment (written assignments and case studies) and a summative assessment as part of a portfolio. Students will be guided through the study process from registration by means of direct/indirect contact with the lecturers. Guidance throughout the course will be given ensuring comprehension and acquired skills.
 Kind of assessment

Note:
Formative assessment and examination admission will comply with UNISA’s formative assessment rules and policies
Formative assessment:
At least one compulsory assignment (in total 3 assignments all contributing to 50% of final mark)
Summative assessment:
Portfolio of evidence (50% of final mark)
NB:
Students need to obtain 50% in order to pass
 Managing Health and Nutrition in Adverse Conditions (MHNA018)Syllabus/Content Topics

  • Introduction to basic nutrition principles for the promotion balanced nutritional adequacy
  • Discussions on the onset, management and medical and nutritional implications of nutrition-related diseases
  • Implementation of nutrition management (nutritional support, and counselling) by means of corrective practices in aim of disease prevention
  • Practical guidance in balanced food decision making

Course leader

Course leader
Dr TS van Eeden
Department of Life and Consumer Sciences
UNISA Science Campus
Tel: 011 471 2171
E-mail: veedets@unisa.ac.za
 
 Programme administrator(s)

Ms M J Gaffney
Department of Life and Consumer Sciences
Room 457 Phapha Building, UNISA Florida Campus
Tel: 011 471 2616
E-mail: gaffnmj@unisa.ac.za


Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.