UNISA Short Course in the Identification and Management of Substance Related Disoders

UNISA Short Course in the Identification and Management of Substance Related Disoders

Short Course in the Identification and Management of Substance Related Disoders (76912)Purpose

The purpose of this Short Learning programme is to facilitate the development of the key skills required to develop knowledge with regards to the identification and management of substance-related disorders within the African and global context.
 
Identification and Management of Substance Related Disorders short course addresses the problems of substance-related disorders across the spectrum, including the latest thinking about awareness, prevention and intervention. It provides an understanding of the origins and current status of substance-related disorders, and includes epidemiological information related to the South African and international context. The course also covers substance-related disorder diagnostic criteria for the subcategories, intervention, and rehabilitation and recovery.
 
This short course draws on your existing knowledge and experience, based on the principles of experiential learning, which works from the premise that all skills have both a theoretical and practical foundation. The aim of this process is to develop a skill set relevant to a student context.
 
 

Target group

Coordinators of social programmes may benefit from this course, healthcare workers and managers, mental health professionals, individuals in the community or professional capacity (e.g. as a nurse, doctor, social worker, psychologist, counsellor, community or volunteer worker, religious worker), or a personal capacity (as a parent, family member or neighbor).
 
 Admission requirements

  • Learners must demonstrate the following:
  • Communicative competence in the medium of instruction
  • The ability to learn from predominantly written material in English
  • The ability to present and communicate information and opinions in English in well-structured arguments, with limited support from lecturers

Duration

6 months
 Language medium

English

Registration periods

Semester dates
 Introduction to the Identification and Management of Substance related disorders (IDMSR01)Syllabus/Content Topics

  • Discussions
  • Signs and symptoms of abuse
  • Communicating and networking skills

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.