Bhardwaj, Sanjana A.; Ramsay, Donnette Hope; Muturi, Nancy; Mullings, J.; Bain, Brendan C.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Community Health and Psychiatry
Capacity Building at a Tertiary Level Institution as Part of a Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Response Programme in the Caribbean. [Abstract]
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
52 Suppl. 6
Objective: To develop a core HIV/AIDS instructional training capacity at a tertiary level teaching institution in the West Indies.Methods: A total of 17 participants selected from the faculty attended a trainer's workshop from May 4 to 6, 2003 in Jamaica. The goals of the workshop were to enable the teachers to develop skills to act on their knowledge and communicate these effectively to students and colleagues as well as to develop and understand teaching methodologies to effectively address and teach HIV/AIDS issues with the objective of behaviour change. Using a participatory methodology, the workshop addressed four themes - sexuality, life skills, teaching methodologies and behaviour change, respectively. Conclusions: The workshop clearly highlighted the urgent need for addressing sexuality and behaviour change issues at a tertiary level institution. It also showed the need for more training and skill building programmes for faculty, staff and students in a university setting.....