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The main aim of this module is to give students a broad understanding of the HIV epidemic, and to equip them to analyse the appropriateness of alternative therapeutic and preventive intervention strategies in different settings.​

This module is intended for those who wish to understand HIV/AIDS, the disease, and aspects of its transmission, therapy and control.


15 [150 hours]


2hr 15 unseen written examination (70%) and an assessed assignment comprising a 2500 word essay (30%).

If you fail the module, you are allowed one further attempt at the failed element (examination and/ or assignment).

For full information regarding this module please see the module specification.