PHFN 600 Health Promotion, Theory and Practice

An overview of theories and principles of Health Promotion, and an exposition of methods and procedures for planning community intervention programs. A special attention is given to community health education assessment, the writing of goals and objectives, understanding of program types, application of the laws of learning, and of the behavioral component in the Health Promotion planning process.

Units: 3

WHO NEEDS THIS COURSE?

Graduate students:

  • MPH

This course may also be taken by

  • Health Professionals for continuing education
  • Health Professionals as non-degree course for professional development
  • Graduate students of other schools as transfer credit

TIME INVESTMENT

At least 4 hours/day

 

COURSE OUTCOMES

Upon completion of this course, the students will be able to:

  • Conduct public health needs and assets assessment using appropriate tools (survey questionnaire, interview guide, focus group discussion questions).
  • Prepare a report based on the needs and assets assessment.
  • Apply at least of the planning models or theories to a behavior change programming.

 

TOPICS TO COVER

Unit 1

Introduction to Public Health, Health Promotion, Health Education and Program Planning

Unit 2

Starting to Plan a Health Promotion Program through a Needs Assessment

Unit 3

Theories & Models for Planning Health Promotion Programs

Unit 4

Methods of Data Collection and Sampling

Unit 5

Writing Goals and Objectives for Health Promotion Programs

Unit 6

Learning Laws and Health Education

Unit 7

Models and Theories for Health Promotion Interventions

Unit 8

Health Promotion Intervention Strategies

      

 

COURSE FACILITATOR

Godwin Mwadibia Aja, DrPH

Dr. Godwin Nwadibia Aja serves as the Chairperson of the Department of Public Health at AIIAS Graduate School. He has a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree from Loma Linda University School of Public Health, California, and a master’s degree in Community Health from the University of Calabar, Nigeria. He has been teaching Public Health at the University level for over 25 years, and previously served as a Professor and head of the Department of Public Health at Babcock University, Nigeria.

 

DEVELOPERS

Milton Mesa, DmD

Dr. Joel Musvosvi is currently serving as the Vice Chancellor at Solusi University. He has been actively engaged in different ministries not only in the countries in Africa but even in some parts of Asia. He worked at the AIIAS Theological seminary as a Professor for several years before going back to Africa for another call. He is a dedicated and passionate leader, mentor, teacher, pastor and father. 

Cesar Galvez, PhD

Dr. Cesar Augusto Galvez has updated and taught this online course for several times. As always he is known by many as an ordained Pastor, health advocate and professor. He served as the Chair of the Public Health Department at AIIAS for 9 years and is currently serving as the Director of the Graduate School at Peruvian Union University in Lima, Peru, South America. He has been a professor of health promotion for more than 20 years in four universities in Peru, Chile, the United States and the Philippines and has been a health promoter for almost 40 years.

 

 

 

 

NTST 570/670 The Book of Revelation

An expository study of the book of Revelation, including introductory information, the genre and structure of the book, and different approaches to the book. The study of each chapter will include a contextual exposition taking into consideration its theology in light of OT background, enabling the student to prepare sermons and other materials related to the book.

Units: 3

WHO NEEDS THIS COURSE?

Graduate students:

  • MDiv (elective)
  • MMin (elective)

This course may also be taken by

  • Pastors for continuing education
  • Pastors as non-degree course for professional development
  • Graduate students of other schools as transfer credit

TIME INVESTMENT

At least 3 hours/day

 

COURSE OUTCOMES

Upon completion of this course, the students will be able to:

  • Analyze scholarly views on interpretive approaches to the Book of Revelation
  • Determine key theological themes in Revelation
  • Effectively analyze and interpret the text in such a way that enhances personal relationship with Christ
  • Appreciate the character and ministry of Jesus Christ as a personal Savior
  • Apply constructively the lessons gained from studying the Book of Revelation

 

TOPICS TO COVER

Unit 1

Introduction to the Book of Revelation

Unit 2

Christ and the Seven Churches (Rev 1-3)

Unit 3

The Throne and the Seven Seals (Rev 4-7)

Unit 4

The Vision of the Seven Trumpets (Rev 8-11)  

Unit 5

The Cosmic Conflict (Rev 12-14)

Unit 6

The Three Angels’ Message (Rev 12-14)

Unit 7

The Seven Plagues and Judgment (Rev 15-19)

Unit 8

The Millennium, the Judgment, and the New Jerusalem (Rev 20-22)

      

 

COURSE FACILITATOR

Oswell Dzvairo, PhD Candidate

Oswell Dzvairo is a PhD candidate in Religion, Biblical Studies department emphasis in New Testament here at AIIAS. He has been a guest teacher at AIIAS theological seminary for some biblical studies courses since 2017. Before coming to AIIAS, he served as a Pastor in the East Zimbabwe Conference for several fruitful years. He is married to Alice, and they are blessed with three children Carol, Carlson, and Caren.

 

DEVELOPER

Joel Musvosvi, PhD

Dr. Joel Musvosvi is currently serving as the Vice Chancellor at Solusi University. He has been actively engaged in different ministries not only in the countries in Africa but even in some parts of Asia. He worked at the AIIAS Theological seminary as a Professor for several years before going back to Africa for another call. He is a dedicated and passionate leader, mentor, teacher, pastor and father. 

 

 

 

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MGMT 612 Human Resource Management

Integration of human resource programs into organization strategy to support long-term competitive strategies. The emphasis is on human resource planning, attracting, selecting and retaining competent personnel, managing human resource flow, training and development, performance appraisal, employee welfare and compensation, labor relations, collective bargaining, discipline handling, and discipline resolution.

Units: 3

WHO NEEDS THIS COURSE?

Graduate students:

  • MBA
  • MSA, EdAd (elective)

This course may also be taken by

  • Business professionals for continuing education
  • Business professionals as non-degree course for professional development
  • Graduate students of other schools as transfer credits

TIME INVESTMENT

At least 3 hours/week for a period of 17 weeks

 

COURSE OUTCOMES

Upon completion of this course, the students will be able to:

  • Perform the various functions of HRM that emphasize on the integration of Human Values with the organisation.
  • Analyse the external and global environments relevant to HRM and understand its interrelatedness.
  • Define, describe and analyse the current field of HRM, including the roles played by members of the HRM function in organizational-strategy formulation.
  • Apply equal-employment opportunity laws and other regulations affecting the field of HRM.
  • Undertake the functions of job design and job analysis.
  • Create and apply work rules, policies, and procedures within a functioning organization, including grievance and progressive-discipline procedures and common union contract provisions.
  • Apply HR planning, staffing, training and development, performance management, compensation, health and safety, and employee and labour relations strategies to business objectives in an apt scenario.
  • Create healthy labour relations in organisations.
  • Develop and recommend effective employee security and collective bargaining mechanisms.

 

TOPICS TO COVER

Module 1

Introduction to Human Resource Management

Module 2

Equal Opportunity and the Law

Module 3

Strategic Human Resource Management Strategy and Analysis

Module 4

Job Analysis and Talent Management      

Module 5

Personnel Planning and Recruiting

Module 6

Employee Testing and Selection

Module 7

Interviewing Candidates

Module 8

Training and Developing Employees

Module 9

Appraising and Managing Performance

Module 10

Managing Careers and Fair Treatment

Module 11

Establishing Strategic Pay Plans

Module 12

Pay for Performance and Financial Incentives

Module 13

Benefits and Services

Module 14

Ethics, Justice and Fair Treatment

Module 15

Labour Relations and Collective Bargaining

Module 16

Employee Safety and Health

Module 17

Managing Global Human Resources

      

 

COURSE FACILITATOR

Kepha Pondi, PhD

Dr. Kepha Pondi is Assistant Professor in the Business Department at AIIAS. He is also the acting director of the Asian Pacific Research Center (APRC) and Chair of Ethics Review Board (ERB). Prior to joining AIIAS, he worked as the vice president of financial administration at the Adventist University of Africa (AUA) and financial administrator for various institutions in Africa for many years.

 

DEVELOPER

Kenneth Swansi, PhD

Dr. Kenneth Swansi is an Associate Professor and Chairperson of the  Business Department at AIIAS. He has been actively engaged in research more particularly in the field of Economics and Strategic Management. He has taught several business courses at various institutions for many years and mentored many young business professionals in their chosen business careers.

 

 

 

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FNCE 640 Financial Management

A course focusing on the investing and financing activities of a corporation. Topics covered include the concept and application of risk, return, and value; cost of capital and capital budgeting; working capital management; capital structure; and international aspects of financial management.

Units: 3

WHO NEEDS THIS COURSE?

Graduate students:

  • MBA/ MSA

This course may also be taken by

  • Business professionals for continuing education
  • Business professionals as non-degree course for professional development
  • Graduate students of other schools as transfer credits

TIME INVESTMENT

You are encouraged to invest enough time in this course. Number of hours are relative for each person. Remember the philosophy: “If you do not understand the financial concept, you can not compute. If you can not compute, you can not come up with workable alternatives. If you can not come up with workable alternatives, you can not make a sound financial decision.”

 

COURSE GOALS

Upon completion of this course, the students would have:

  1. An idea of what financial management functions are.
  2. When you have comprehended the functions, you are capable of evaluating financing, investing and operating financial alternatives.
  3. At the end of the course, a student may be able to compute, alternatively design financial strategies, and make a sound financial decision. Hopefully, by the grace of the Lord.

 

TOPICS TO COVER

Week 1

Overview of Financial Management

Week 2

Valuation

Week 3

Short-term Financial Strategy

Week 4

Long Term Financial Strategy          

Week 5

Capital Budgeting Analysis

Week 6

Equity Financing Strategy

Week 7

Debt- Related Financing Strategy  

Week 8

Financial Risk Strategy

Week 9

Financial Management of the Sinking Funds

      

 

FACILITATOR/DEVELOPER

Eric Nasution, PhD

Prof. Eric J. Nasution, an emeritus finance professor, is currently serving in the AIIAS Graduate School – Business Department nurturing and teaching all financial courses. He has a more than 20 years finance and banking experience, and around 34 years of academic experience (mostly in the graduate school).  

 

 

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PHNU 640 Public Health Nutrition

A study of the principles of nutritional science and their application to the health of the public throughout the life cycle. This course also examines nutrition intervention programs for the prevention and control of nutrition-related diseases. Field experience.

Units: 3

WHO NEEDS THIS COURSE?

Graduate students:

  • MPH (Emphases: Health Promotion and Nutrition)

This course may also be taken by

  • Health promoters for continuing education
  • Health promoters as a non-degree course for professional development
  • Graduate students of other schools as transfer credit

TIME INVESTMENT

At least 3 hours per day

 

COURSE GOALS

Upon completion of this course, the students will be able to:

Cognitive

  1. Explain public health nutrition in terms of its philosophy, goals, concepts, and scope.
  2. Discuss the ecological and world challenges in public health nutrition.
  3. Identify nutrition programs and policies that has proven successful in improving the nutritional health of the public at local and international levels.
  4. Describe the special nutritional needs of each age group throughout the life cycle.

Procedural

  1. Apply principles of assessment in determining the nutritional needs of a community.
  2. Conduct a research on the effects of PHN to participants in a community level.
  3. Implement a public health nutrition program in a community level.
  4. Apply behavior change theories in the public health nutrition program.
  5. Use mass media communications in the public health nutrition program.

Values

  1. Appreciate the wisdom inherent in God’s dietary plan for humans and the advantages of the Seventh-day Adventist’s diet and lifestyle.

 

TOPICS TO COVER

Week 1

Public Health Nutrition Philosophy, goals, basic concepts, and scope

PHN: World Challenges, Policies, and Programs

Week 2

Community Nutritional Needs and Assessment

Assessment of Target Population’s Resources

Evaluating PHN Programs

Week 3

Nutrition in Pregnancy and Lactation

Week 4

Nutrition in Infancy

Week 5

Nutrition in Childhood

Week 6

Nutrition in Adolescence

Week 7

Nutrition in Adulthood

Week 8

Nutrition in Elderly

      

 

FACILITATOR/DEVELOPER

Chirlynor Ebora-Calbayan, DrPH, RND

Dr. Chirlynor Calbayan is a full time faculty member at AIIAS Public Health Department. She is a registered nutritionist-dietician and holds a doctoral degree in Public Health Major in Preventive Health Care.  Her expertise is on nutrition and risk reduction to lifestyle diseases. Before coming to AIIAS, she served as a health educator, clinical dietician, public health nutritionist, and adjunct professor in different organizations.

 

 

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