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Certificate course on HIV/AIDS and the law

Curriculum 2011 (PDF, 100KB)

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • lawyers in government, civil society and private practice
  • senior managers in relevant national and provincial
  • government departments and public entities
  • health activists
  • health journalists
  • health care providers
  • anyone else with an interest in understanding or using the law and human rights in responding to the epidemic

WHAT TOPICS WILL BE COVERED?
The course will focus on:

  • the history, politics and context of HIV/AIDS in South Africa
  • equality and unfair discrimination
  • privacy, including confidentiality
  • informed consent and testing
  • employment law
  • quacks, traditional health care and evidence-based medicines
  • access to medicines for preventing and treating HIV infection
  • criminalisation of harmful HIV-related behaviour
  • constitutional Court jurisprudence

Lectures every Monday evening (17h30 – 19h00) from 25 July to 24 October 2011 at the School of Law, University of the Witwatersrand,  Johannesburg.

For more information, contact Tummy on 011 356 4100 or seboko@section27.org.za.
To register, contact Magda on 011 717 8435 or magda.jansevannoordwyk@wits.ac.za.

CLOSING DATE FOR REGISTRATION: FRIDAY 8 JULY 2011

NOTE: The Mandela Institute at the School of Law, University of the Witwatersrand,
Johannesburg reserves the right to withdraw a course from its programme should
registrations not reach viable numbers. In such a case a full refund will be made.

Download the course advert as a PDF document (316KB)