COMPREHENSIVE CERTIFICATE IN PUBLIC HEALTH
Minimum Entry requirements to the course
- Uganda Certificate of Education with at least 4 credits or its equivalent
- Must be fluent in both written and spoken English language
- Work experience is an added advantage
Mode of Delivery/Instruction
Face to face lectures are conducted at the beginning and during the course of the semester and there is a new development in the mode of delivery through online resources, Learning materials are also provided through quality print modules/hand books. We are in the process of developing CDs, DVDs and VCDs.
Attendance and assignments
Students must participate in online discussion, take tests and submit assignments at the specified times. Students are expected to log in on their accounts regularly, that is; at least three times a week for the duration of each course. Students who do not log in for one week will receive a mailed notification and warning. The consistence of absence from face to face lecture and online dialogue will constitute an automatic disqualification and discontinuation from the course.
Students who do not submit assignments for a course will not be permitted to take the course examination and will be expected to redo the course when it is next offered. Tutors are not obliged to accept coursework’s submitted after the stipulated date nor to grant extensions. Late submission will automatically be subjected to reduction of one mark a day for the first 2 weeks of delay, for submission after a fortnight, an assignment will only receive 50% if it satisfies the examiner.
Some students who involve themselves in examination malpractices e.g. cheating, smuggling in notes, etc will be victimised. All students are strongly warned that cheating or attempting to cheat in Africa population institute Examinations may lead to dismissal from the Institute. Please note that course works, research or project assignments are also part of API Examinations. Copying or pirating other works (plagiary), or hiring another person to do one’s assignments is an Examination malpractice that may lead to dismissal from the institute.
The examination results of any student who has sat the examinations without being registered shall be nullified. Students are strongly warned against this. A student who has not attended up to 60% of the instruction time may be denied to sit period end examinations. Cases of impersonation, falsification of documents or giving false/incomplete information whenever discovered either at registration or afterwards, will lead to automatic cancellation of admission, revocation of awards where applicable and prosecution in the courts of laws.
Course Duration, Assessment and Grading System
The course takes three months. Assessment tests and course work are done in the middle of the term and contribute 40% towards the final grade. The final exam is done at the end of the months and contributes 60%, to the total marks which is 100%. The final grades are streamlined as follows.
|Guideline Grade Descriptions
|80 – 100
|Work of distinguished quality which is based on a very extensive
|reading and which demonstrates an authoritative grasp of the
|concepts, methodology and content appropriate to the subject and
|to the assessed task. There is clear evidence of originality of
|thought and the ability to synthesize materials, think analytically
|and to synthesize material effectively.
|Work which clearly demonstrates all the qualities of “B” but
|which reveals greater insight and more originally.
|Work which demonstrates and above average level of
|understanding of concepts, methodology and content appropriate
|of the subject and which draws on a wide range of referenced
|resources. There is clear evidence of critical judgment in
|selecting, ordering and analyzing content. Demonstrates some
|ability to synthesize material and to construct responses which
|reveal insight and may offer some occasional originality
|Work which contains most of the qualities of a “B” grade but the
|critical judgment is less developed and there is less insight and
|Work with the qualities of a “C” grade but containing a greater
|degree of critical analysis and original insight
|Work derived from a good basis of reading and which
|demonstrates a grasp of relevant materials and key concepts and
|the ability to structure and organize arguments. The performance
|in assessment may be routine but the work will be arculate,
|clearly presented and written and include some critical analysis
|and a modest degree of original insight. There will be no serious
|omissions or irrelevancies
|Work that demonstrates more of the qualities of a “E” grade but
|which contains less of critical analysis and little or original
|Work which fails in significant respects to meet the criteria. And
|0.0 – 1.5
|here students are advised to re do the work on aspect of
|organization and presentation and show evidence for
|understanding some of the key concepts.
CERTIFICATE IN PUBLIC HEALTH
Each course unit offered in this course has specific contact hours which are a measure used to indicate the relative weight given to an individual course in a relation to fulfilling the course. In order to complete the program of the study successful, students must achieve the required number of lecture hours (LH) just like one tutorial hour (TH) is equal to one contact hour and two practical hours (PH).
|English Special Program
|Basic Pediatric Care
|Maternal and Child Health
|Case Study on HIV/AIDS Management and
@$120 Per Term or its equivalent in the local currency as determined
How to Apply: For Application and guidelines, come with a PP size photo, Photocopies of academic documents and $15 or Watsapp Head office on +256 772 836998
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