University Of Limpopo Diploma Courses

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University Of Limpopo Diploma Courses

University Of Limpopo Diploma Courses, The diploma in occupational health will be offered from 2010.

Submission of portfolios of evidence, that is the formal or non-formal and informal prior learning and work experience which learners bring to the learning situation will be recognized
Integrated assessment to ensure that the purpose of the qualification is achieved:
Continuous assessment through projects, written and oral tests.
Formative and summative assessment are integrated through written, oral and practical examinations

A student may apply for exemption for modules/subjects that have been completed and   passed at University of Limpopo or at any other university provided that:
the original transcript (or a certified copy) of the modules/subjects passed is produced
the period of passing such modules/subjects does not exceed five (5) years

Post basic diploma in Primary healthcare

The diploma in primary healthcare will also be offered on the Medunsa campus from 2010.

UNDERGRADUATE DIPLOMA / * CERTIFICATE COURSES

(Full time over 12 months or part time over 2 years.)

Courses are offered in sequential modules. A module is a unit of learning that has its own objectives, learning materials, methods and assessment.

IHEP 012

Introduction to Health Promotion

Credits: 12

Lectures per week:

Practicals per week

Tutorials per week:

Semester

45×45 minutes

3

1st

Content:

  • Practical introductions

  • Introduction to Primary Health Care

  • Introduction to Ottawa Charter and a Framework for analysis different approaches of HE/P

  • Gender, health and development

  • Communication styles and theory

  • Presentation skills

  • Group dynamics and formulation of ground rules for the course

  • Key concepts in health promotion

Introduction to how to design a training course

Assessment :

Written exams 30%, Written assignments 20%, Written tests 10% Individual Project 40%

Entry Assumptions: Matric certificate

NHEP 012

Health Promotion in Practice

Credits: 24

Lectures per week:

Practicals per week

Tutorials per week:

Semester

90×45 minutes

3

1st

Content:

  • Models of planning and frame work for analysis health education and promotion approaches.

  • Workshop on development of information, education and communication material.

  • Development of counseling skills

  • Self help groups

  • Field practice: developing an implementation plan

Designing and implementation plan

Entry Assumptions: Matric certificate

* For participants with a minimum of two years working experience who do not have a South African Matric Certificate or its equivalent

NHEP 012

Health Promotion in Practice

Credits: 24

Lectures per week:

Practicals per week

Tutorials per week:

Semester

45×45 minutes

3

1st

Content:

  • Field practice: developing an implementation plan

  • Community development and support to community action

  • Role of health promoted in education for empowerment

  • Advocacy and lobbying in health promotion

  • Designing and implementation plan

  • Evaluation

– Field practice

Assessment

Written exams 30%, Written assignments 20%, Written tests 10%, Individual Project 40%

Entry Assumptions: certificate

University of Limpopo Bridging Courses

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University of Limpopo Bridging Courses

Where to do Bridging Courses

IMPORTANT NOTE:   A UNIVERSITY BRIDGING course does NOT teach you a subject from the start (eg. Core Mathematics or Physical Science from Grade 10 level). You should already have those subjects even if your marks are not up to the required level.
If you do not have the subjects and you want to add them to your qualifications CLICK HERE


Various Universities and Universities of Technology offer bridging courses to assist students who do not quite meet the requirements for a recognised degree or qualification. These options have various names, depending on the institution or faculty.

Some Bridging Courses need to be completed before starting the actual course:

  • University Preparation Programme (UFS)
  • Foundation (UCT)
  • Access  (MUT) (WSU)

Some Bridging Courses extend the course by one year:

  • Extended (several – see below) Also called EDP (UL) and ECP (CUT)

Some Bridging Courses are focused on preparing students for technical courses:

  • ASPECT (UCT)
  • PRE-TECH (MUT)
  • ENGAGE (Engineering Augmented Degree Programme). (UJ)
  • UNITE (UKZN)

Things to keep in mind:

  • With Extended Courses, the initial entry requirements are slightly less and students need to complete an extra  year of study.
  • Universities still insist on subject requirements for the course, for example Mathematics or Physical Science.
  • Most universities also conduct a test, generally called the National Benchmark Test (NBT).
  • Some universities do not allow you to apply for an Extended Course but offer it if the results of their test show that you would benefit.
  • Adhering to the rules that apply will save you time. It is very useful to download or collect the Prospectuses or Information brochures that every university offers, to make sure there are no changes, every year.

These are the institutions and courses where these options apply:

University of Limpopo

www.ul.ac.za
Social Sciences

  • Bachelor of Arts

Economics & Management

  • Bachelor of Commerce: Accounting

Law

  • Bachelor of Laws

Mathematical & Computer Sciences / Physical & Mineral Sciences

  • Bachelor of Science

Medicine

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MB,ChB)

University of Limpopo Courses

                    

University of Limpopo Courses

The University Of Limpopo Offers Several Courses Under the Following Faculties;

    • Faculty of Health Sciences

            School of Health Sciences

    • Faculty of Humanities

            School of Education

            School of Languages and Communication Studies

            School of Social Sciences

    • Faculty of Science And Agriculture

            School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences

            School of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

            School of Molecular and Life Sciences

            School of Physical and Mineral Sciences

    • Faculty of Management and Law

            School of Economics and Management

            School of Law

            Turfloop Graduate School of Leadership

            School of Accountancy(SoA)

1.1 National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Bachelor exemption

Prospective students, with an NSC, who wish to gain entry to any undergraduate programme at the University of Limpopo, should comply with the following:

  • Life Orientation with an achievement level of at least three (3).
  • Aligned with the language policy of the university, English as a language of learning and teaching with an achievement level of at least three (3).
  • The required minimum levels of achievement in specific subjects as stipulated in the Calendars of each Faculty, provided that:
    • Four 20-credit subjects were achieved with a minimum NSC achievement level of four (4) for degree programmes and
    • Four 20-credit subjects were achieved with a minimum NSC achievement level of three (3) for diploma programmes.
  • The required Admission Point Score (APS) as stipulated in the Calendars of each Faculty.

Meeting the minimum APS for a particular programme does not, however, guarantee admission.

1.2 Matriculation Certificate (prior 2008)

  • Students, who successfully completed Grade 12 before 2008, can apply for admission to the University with the normal Grade 12 Senior Certificate with full university exemption by converting their grade symbols to an APS.

1.3 National Certificate (Vocational)

  • Students who have successfully completed a National Certificate Vocational NC(V) Level 4 qualification will require the following and will be subject to Faculty Admission Specifications and Placement Tests:
  • NC(V) level 4 certificate with 3 fundamental subjects 60% (Life Orientation included) and 4 relevant vocational subjects at 70% for degree programmes.
  • NC(V) level 4 certificate with 3 fundamental subjects 50% (Life Orientation included) and 3 compulsory vocational subjects at 60% for diploma programmes.

1.4   The Admission Point Score (APS) system

The system is a simple calculation, using your NSC or Grade 12 university exemption results, which can be done by any prospective student to determine if he/she meets the minimum requirements to gain entry into:

  • The University of Limpopo

         and

  • A specific programme of choice offered by a Faculty within the University.

Meeting the minimum APS for a particular programme does not, however, guarantee admission.

The calculation is done by the addition of the achievement levels in six (6) recognised 20 credit subjects as stipulated by specific requirements of the Faculties. Achievement levels are as follows (Note Life Orientation is not used in the APS calculation):

NSC Achievement Level

NSC%

Senior Certificate Higher Grade

Senior Certificate Standard Grade

APS

NC(V)

7

80-99

A

7

5

6

70-79

B

A

6

4

5

60-69

C

B

5

3

4

50-59

D

C

4

3

3

40-49

E

D

3

2

2

30-39

F

E

2

1

1

0-29

G

F

1

1

The following is an example of an APS calculation:

School subject

NSC Achievement level

Senior certificate
(Higher grade)

APS

Language 1

4

D

4

Language 2

4

D

4

Mathematics

6

B

6

Physical Science

6

B

6

Life Science

7

A

7

Accounting

2

F

2

APS Total

 

 

29

2.  Qualifications other than the NSC

Prospective students should get verification of the qualification from Higher Education South Africa (HESA). More information can be obtained from www.hesa.org.za. Prospective students with matriculation qualifications from outside the borders of South Africa, can also contact the International Office on +27 (0) 15 268 3046.

APS Conversion Table for Non- NSC examinations.

APS

NSC

IGCSE/ GCSE/ NSSCO-Level

HIGCSE/ NSSC HL

AS Level

A-Level

IB-HL

IB-SL

10

A

7

9

8

8
(90-100)

B

6

7

7
(80-89%)

1

A

C

5

7

6

6
(70-79%)

2

B

D

4

6

5

5
(60-69%)

A

3

C

E

5

4

4
(50-59%)

B

3

D

4

3

3
(40-49%)

C

4

E

3

2

2
(30-39%)

D/E

2

1

1
(0-29%)

F/G

1

NSC – National Senior Certificate (completed Grade 12 in and after 2008) IGCSE – International General Certificate of Secondary Education
NSSC – Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate
HIGCSE – Higher International General Certificate of Secondary Education
A Level  Advanced level
O Level – Ordinary Level
AS – Advanced subsidiary
IB-HL  International Baccalaureate Higher Level
IB-SL  International Baccalaureate Standard Level

3.  Placement Test

The University of Limpopo will conduct National Benchmarking Tests for prospective students.   The results of the test will be used for research in terms of student profiles and for allocation of appropriate support.

4.  Extended Curriculum Programmes (ECP)

The extended curriculum programmes offered at the University are linked to the corresponding approved regular undergraduate degree programmes, but allow students an additional year to achieve the learning outcomes. Results of the Placement Tests are of particular relevance to gain access into these programmes.

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