This Unit will provide learners with knowledge and understanding of testing, diagnosis, treatment and lifestyle management strategies, both medical and personal, for those living with HIV. This includes current research in relation to treatment methods. We will examine HIV monitoring techniques, current developments in HIV cure & vaccine research and the impact of new treatments. The Unit also offers the learner the opportunity to compare how HIV is treated in countries beyond the UK and understand the role of legislation, campaigning, lobbying, policies and practices.
The PDA in HIV at SCQF level 7 is ideal for anyone who works in healthcare, social care, sexual health, or HIV. The course is also relevant to anyone who supports at-risk populations or high prevalence communities. This course is designed to extend or broaden professional or vocational skills and is linked to National Occupational Standards for Learning and Development.
These PDAs were newly launched in 2017 and Terence Higgins Trust Scotland is the first centre to be approved to offer them.
This qualification is comprised of two units:
Unit 1 – HIV: An Introduction
Unit 2 – HIV: Treatment & Lifestyle Management
Please be aware that you must complete both units to qualify for the full Professional Development Award. We recommend that you take both courses together and that Unit 1 is completed before Unit 2.
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