TYPES OF Hybrid Learning Offerings

The range of offerings offered in hybrid mode include: programmes (viz. degrees and postgraduate diplomas), modules (sub-sets of programmes) and learning units.

Current Hybrid Learning offerings

Programmes

Modules

Learning Units

Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Human Resource Management

The Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Human Resource Management offers a developmental opportunity to graduates (in any field) seeking to augment their qualification(s) with core Human Resource Management (HRM) knowledge and skills as well as to examine the strategic application of the HRM-function. This postgraduate qualification facilitates the upward career mobility of middle managers in various disciplines requiring people management skills and caters for recent graduates with working experience wanting to further their studies by doing a postgraduate qualification.

Postgraduate Diploma in Rural Medicine

The Postgraduate Diploma in Rural Medicine is intended to provide doctors wishing to work in rural district hospitals in South Africa and elsewhere in Africa with the necessary knowledge, skills and approaches for practice in these contexts. After completing the course, you will have the clinical skills to manage a range of patients at a rural district hospital with limited specialist support, be able to work with the local healthcare team and maintain effective healthcare delivery systems, understand appropriate public health interventions and participate in community-oriented primary healthcare and use reflective practice to enable continuous development as a rural health practitioner. 

Postgraduate Diploma in Infectious Diseases

The purpose of the Postgraduate Diploma in Infectious Diseases is to strengthen the student’s confidence and capability as a medical practitioner and equip them with tools for lifelong learning and reflective practice in order to make a lasting contribution as a professional to the health of communities disproportionally affected by infectious diseases.

Masters in Engineering Management (MEM)

The Masters in Engineering Management (MEM) programme is designed for graduate engineers and scientists to embed a systems thinking approach into their practice. If you are recently graduated, a middle manager or senior manager, looking for an accredited programme with a mix of focus on engineering management, innovation management, business management, general management and strategic management issues, then this Masters is ideal for your career development and to consolidate your learning.

Data Science with Python

Data Science with Python aims to build capability in data and data science and enable students to work in multiple, data-rich domain areas. 

The teaching effort strives to transform the student experience through collaborative learning and challenge participants to apply the methods in real, practical examples

The module covers various topics including programming in Python, building data models, decision making using data and data ethics. For information reach out to Ms Poole (latashep@sun.ac.za)

Accredited Aquaponic Modules (towards the Postgraduate Diploma in Aquaponics)

Aquaponics combines aquaculture and hydroponic technology to grow fish and plants together in a closed-loop system. Stellenbosch University’s ground-breaking hybrid programme in Aquaponics may provide core knowledge for the earn-as-you-learn student to facilitate their career change into the Aquaponics sector. If you are already in the sector, the courses will further enhance related undergraduate academic qualifications. The two modules are the precursors to the Postgraduate Diploma in Aquaponics and will be fully academically recognised.

Aquaponics food production technology is complex and requires a broad spectrum of knowledge to understand and manage the processes involved. A good understanding of aquaculture, horticulture, chemistry, biology, food safety, and engineering is required. For more information and to discuss options, contact Henk Stander (hbs@sun.ac.za) and Khalid Salie (ks1@sun.ac.za)

Finite Element Methods

Hosted within the Faculty of Engineering, the Finite Element Methods module is split into two main skill areas: The mathematical theory of the finite element method and its practical application to structural analysis.

This offering is suitable for both postgraduate students enrolled in the MEng programme and working individuals who wish to gain technical skills in structural analysis.

Intellectual Property Law for Scientists

The primary purpose of the Intellectual Property Law for Scientists module is to provide an overview of intellectual property law and business forms, focusing on the South African context, but with international awareness, and to equip students with the knowledge, specific skills, applied competence and insight into innovation management, intellectual property protection and management thereof.  The teaching, learning and assessment opportunities in this module are designed to empower Applied Medicinal Chemistry students in the Faculty of Science to be able to apply and use the knowledge in various contexts in order to provide advice, guidance and support to others about intellectual property law and business forms.

ePhys Upskilling Learning Units

The ePhys Upskilling Learning Units (or ePhys ULUs) are available as a self-paced learning opportunity for all prospective students and current students irrespective of level who needs to increase their proficiency in applying mathematics and in problem solving. The ePhys ULUs will be combined to complement the existing Maths ULUs and can be used in combination with the Maths ULUs. The topics covered are functions and graphs, algebraic derivations, vector addition, subtraction, vector products, derivatives and gradients, integrals and areas, vector fields and area vectors.

Mathematics Upskilling Learning Units

The Mathematics Upskilling Learning Units (or Math ULUs) are intended for individuals who wish to improve their mathematical proficiency by mastering foundational mathematical concepts and procedures that first-year mathematics requires. The module consists of a collection of topics each addressing specific mathematical skills.

The Mathematics Upskilling Learning Units form part of all Extended Degree Programme (EDP) Mathematics modules taken currently by EDP students in the faculties of Science and Economics and Management Sciences. It is also strongly recommended for all first-year students who obtain a NSC Mathematics between 60% and 70% and for first-year Science and Economics and Management Sciences students who are registered for a mathematics module. All prospective students in the faculties of Science and Economics and Management Sciences requiring a certain level of mathematics proficiency for their proposed studies are also welcome.

Diagnosis and clinical management of TB and HIV-related conditions

While the Clinical Management of HIV and TB module also forms part of the Infectious Diseases Postgraduate Diploma, it is also repackaged as a standalone short course. Central to this offering, hosted in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, is studying the core basic sciences, epidemiology, diagnostic strategies, the effective and safe use of therapeutic options and appropriate preventative strategies for HIV and TB. In addition, for HIV students will investigate the diagnosis and management of common conditions seen in people living with HIV. Coming to both drug susceptible and drug resistant TB, students will investigate the diagnosis and management of the different manifestation of the disease. Transversal themes of infection prevention and control, antimicrobial stewardship, reproductive health, infection related imaging and basic biology and laboratory diagnosis form an integral part of this short course.

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Short Courses

Diagnosis and clinical management of TB and HIV-related conditions Dr Jantjie Taljaard

While the Clinical Management of HIV and TB module also forms part of the Infectious Diseases Postgraduate Diploma, it is also repackaged as a standalone short course. Central to this offering, hosted in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, is studying the core basic sciences, epidemiology, diagnostic strategies, the effective and safe use of therapeutic options and appropriate preventative strategies for HIV and TB. In addition, for HIV students will investigate the diagnosis and management of common conditions seen in people living with HIV. Coming to both drug susceptible and drug resistant TB, students will investigate the diagnosis and management of the different manifestation of the disease. Transversal themes of infection prevention and control, antimicrobial stewardship, reproductive health, infection related imaging and basic biology and laboratory diagnosis form an integral part of this short course.

Next enrolment for 2023 – Applications open in August 2022.

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Modules

Post-operative Surgical Infections with Professor Kathryn Chu

While the Surgical Infections module also forms part of the Infectious Diseases Postgraduate Diploma, it is also repackaged as a standalone short course. Central to this offering, hosted in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, is studying postoperative infections and other common hospital acquired infections, post-traumatic osteomyelitis, severe skin and soft tissue infections, intra-abdominal infections, bite wounds and burns-related infections. Transversal themes of infection prevention and control, antimicrobial stewardship, reproductive health, infection related imaging and basic biology and laboratory diagnosis form an integral part of this short course.