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Botswana College of Agriculture
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Gaborone, Botswana
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The Department of Basic Sciences is made up of five units, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Herbarium, Mathematical Sciences and Physics



GEC 122 COMPUTING AND INFORMATION SKILLS FUNDAMENTALS II (2 Credits)

Advanced operating systems file management; Introduction to spreadsheet and database management concepts and principles; Use of basic spreadsheet application package facilities; Use of basic database application package facilities; Fundamental concepts and principles of problem solving with computers; Problem analysis, Algorithmic solution design and specification with pseudocode and other tools; Evaluating information sources: Use of electronic information resources. Practical laboratory exercise

GEC 247 HIV/AIDS EDUCATION, PREVENTION AND CONTROL (2 Credits)

Introduction: Human sexuality, definition of terms commonly used in HIV and AIDS, the epidemiology of HIV, the impact of HIV and AIDS on the individual, family and community, classification of HIV and natural history of HIV and AIDS, transmission of HIV and pathophysiology, how HIV is not spread. Factors associated with HIV infection: individual, behavioural, biological, social and cultural factors, socio economic and demographic factors, gender issues, other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The AIDS disease: clinical manifestations, HIV diagnosis, counseling and voluntary testing, primary prevention of HIV infection, HAART, resources available for PLWHAs, support and care for people living with HIV and AIDS. Life skills development: self respect and self esteem, effective communication, condom use, assertiveness, critical thinking, negotiation, decision making, using universal precautions.

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