15 Credits SPRING



Aims/Description: The HIV/AIDS pandemic constitutes the major threat to international development - it both targets the poor and perpetuates poverty in many developing countries where adult HIV infection rates of 25% are not uncommon. This unit provides students with a background to the pandemic and critically examines they key interconnections between HIV/AIDS and development drawing on academic and policy debates that focus on both the macro as well as the micro grassroots impacts. By drawing on country case studies, the unit also critically evaluates different strategies for mitigating the impacts of HIV/AIDS.

Staff Contact: Dr Deborah Sporton
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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