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The institute takes the responsibility of coordinating the e-learning activities, ensuring that every student receives their electronic materials, complete their assignments and access the tutorial support they need.
This Institute possesses a modern computer laboratory with a super- fast internet connection and full-time technical support. It possesses a conference room equipped with video-conferencing technology to enable students who want to have live streamed tutorials with their tutors to do so. It also possesses discussion rooms to enable students who want to discuss among themselves to do so. The facility possesses printers and photocopiers, a fax machine and a standby 3-way generator to ensure that power is available at all times.
The institute will also be responsible for ensuring that assessments and examinations are done with the highest standards possible. It will also serve as the local link for collaborating Universities in respect of all matters requiring local assistance.
The centre is committed to enabling more innovative and interactive models such as on-line blended learning, where some face-to-face teaching is provided to supplement on-line learning, but where this interactive learning is provided via internet link.
For some programmes that include pre-recorded lecturers, the institute coordinates a time-table to ensure that students where possible gather together to listen to these lectures on a large screen. For students who might want to interact with their tutors via video-conferencing, the institute will liase with the tutors to organise live sessions for the students in the conference room.
In the future, learning sessions will be scheduled so that as the lecturer is delivering a lecture in a collaborating University, learners in Uganda would also be in attendance and be able to follow using video-conferencing technology. It will be the responsibility of the institute to ensure that the time-tables coincide.
The institute undertakes a systematic programme of recruitment activities and massive operations to attract students on to programmes being offered on distance learning by collaborating Universities.
This institute is responsible for assisting in the application process of all prospective students, collecting supporting documents and uploading them onto the system for consideration by the University admissions committee.
For those courses that would need attending interviews, this institute arranges the interviews via Skype or other teleconference technologies. This institute working with the University ensures that the successful students are enrolled, registered and their queries are fully addressed.
Popular Distance learning Programmes
MSc Public Health
This course covers key aspects of public health. You study the complex determinants of public health and how these influence the development of policy and practice.
You develop skills in accessing, interpreting and critically evaluating data and research evidence, and the ability to plan, design and manage your own research project. Throughout the course you are encouraged to apply acquired knowledge and skills to persistent public health problems.
The course equips you with knowledge of the theories, concepts, tools and techniques for public health facilitates knowledge translation from academic public health to the promotion and protection of population health and well-being enables you to evaluate policy and practice and challenge orthodoxy in public health as appropriate develop further your skills in planning, designing and independently managing a research project.
MRes Clinical Research
This course provides you with the opportunity to develop the research skills you need to undertake clinical research within the field of health.
The course focuses on preparing you to undertake clinically relevant research and develop your knowledge, understanding and practical skills within a range of primary and secondary research methodologies. You also have the opportunity to develop skills in project management, research governance and writing for publication and to gain an in-depth understanding of the context of health related research and policy.
The course enables you to develop the skills and expertise necessary to undertake clinically relevant research develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of a wide range of research methodologies and data analysis techniques relevant to clinical practice foster a commitment to life-long learning and the independent learning ability necessary for a clinical research career.
Doctorate in Health and Social Care
This course offers you access to practice-based doctoral study which enables you to maximise your full potential in the changing landscape of both higher education and the health and social care workplace.
The value of doctorate level study is evidenced in documents such as Towards a Framework for Post Registration Nursing Careers (2008), Modernising AHP Careers (2008), and Higher Ambitions: The Future of Universities in a Knowledge Economy (2009).
A common theme of these documents is that postgraduate qualifications are a necessity for developing careers in the public and private sectors. Therefore, engagement with this course places you at the forefront of strengthening the future flow of knowledge and skills at the highest level into health and social care.