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Featured Online Short Courses

School of Agriculture and Natural Sciences

Designing Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies

Climate Change is a multidimensional complex contemporary global challenge that the world has to deal with collectively. Climate is unequivocally changing and the impacts thereof are evident both globally and locally. The impacts of climate change are wide ranging across
various sectors of the economy threatening the ambitions of sustainable development. There are two prominent ways to respond to this contemporary global challenge, i.e. by reducing and stabilizing the levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere (“mitigation”)
and adapting to the climate change already in the pipeline (“adaptation”).

Climate Change and Social Justice

In this short course running for two weeks, we introduce the concepts of social justice in relation to climate change and sustainable development in southern Africa and examine the differential impacts of climate change on various social groups. The course interrogates the social justice considerations of mitigation and low carbon pathways, the linkages between vulnerability, adaptation and social justice, and prospects for social justice in an age of global climate change. This is more relevant in the context of the new Ministry of Green Economy and Environment, as well as the recent COP 26 and the ambitions of Zambia with regards to climate change.

Market-Oriented Farm Management in Zambia

A training programme on market-oriented farm management in Zambia. It will be interactive, learning-based programme which will be designed to help professional extension workers in various districts of the country support smallholder farmers, various farmer groups, Women and Youth, processors, Cooperatives who are beginning or who are already selling produce on the market. The aim is to increase the capacity of these farmers and groups to manage their farms effectively to increase their profitability.

Management Of Input Supply Cooperatives

The course is designed to impart practical knowledge and skills in organising, operating and controlling input supply cooperatives. It covers definition, role and scope of input supply cooperatives, objectives, financial management, decisions on refunds and losses, pricing policies, formation procedures, growth and dissolution.

Financial Management For Farm Enterprises

The course is designed to impart practical knowledge and skills in making and managing farm finances for progressing various enterprises.  The course covers importance of keeping financial records, types of farm financial records, farm input and activity budgeting, cashflow preparation, generation of production accounts, income statements and balance sheets, measures of farm business progress and success, and evaluation

Occupational Health & Safety

This short course is intended to develop manpower equipped with skills and knowledge in principles and the practice of Occupational Health and Safety. It will provide skills to professionals who will be involved in surveillance of occupational hazards and implement interventions that will reduce occupational injuries and diseases in the workplace.

Management Of Marketing Cooperatives

The course is designed to impart practical knowledge and skills in managing marketing cooperatives and contribute towards effective cooperative organization.  The course covers definition, scope, role and importance of marketing cooperatives, alternative organizational structures, functional and financial management, refunds and loss management, pricing and marketing policies, procedures of formation, growth and dissolution.

Management Of Consumer Cooperatives

The course is designed to impart practical knowledge and skills in organising, operating and controlling consumer cooperatives. It covers definition, role and scope of input supply cooperatives, objectives, financial management, decisions on refunds and losses, pricing policies, formation procedures, growth and dissolution.

Geographical Information System (Gis) And Remote Sensing

In modern technology, creation, distribution, integration and manipulation of information has become a significant economic, political, and cultural activity. Giving a spatial dimension to data and performing spatial analysis in a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) environment speeds up interpretation and visualization which subsequently faster decision making in designing and implementation of programs.

Gis And Remote Sensing In Disaster Risk Management

Training Course on GIS and Remote Sensing in Disaster Risk Management Course is targeted at professionals who require knowledge and skills on the use of GIS and RS in their organization in the field of disaster management. Participants are welcome from a broad range of organizations including physical planning, institutions, professionals and private GIS and RS related firms. 

Crop Marketing

The course is designed to impart practical knowledge and skills in managing crop marketing for maize objectively.  The course covers importance of marketing planning and implementation, risk appraisal, inventory management, marketing cost and revenue record, marketing audit and review.

Bee Keeping

This course is designed to equip the trainees with knowledge, skills and values in bee keeping. The course outlines the importance of bee-keeping and exploits management issues in order to enable trainees benefit from beekeeping in enhancing their livelihoods. Emphasis shall be put on identification of key requirements for bee-keeping, harvesting and management, and marketing of various beekeeping products.

School of Social Sciences


A short course in Statistical Package for Social Scientists (SPSS)


Stata is one of the many statistical softwares used for managing and analyzing quantitative data. It mostly consist of advanced analytical functions among them being time basic data analysis, series analysis, and survival analysis and forecasting. Given the aforementioned, practioners and students whose interest involve having further interrogation of data to make decisions may find this software to be very hand. Specifically this short course is aimed at researchers and students whose interest is to enhance the statistical analysis skills in an easier and accurate manner.      

School of Business Studies

Professional Diploma in Programme Planning, Monitoring And Evaluation

This is a professional course which aims to provide development practitioners with key elements needed for Programme Planning and operationalizing a Monitoring and Evaluation system. Emphasis will be put on participatory methods that promote stakeholder commitment for sustainability. In addition to lecture format the training will also use participatory methodologies and as much as possible be practical and relevant to the needs of industry.

Professional Diploma in Human Rights: Law and Practice

Human Rights education has become one of the most important in the industry. The hunger among people to know about their rights is both a duty for universities to undertake and a business opportunity. Most Civil Society Organisations have been calling for tailor-made courses in human rights which they are willing to sponsor people to undertake. We can target NGOCC, Women for Change, and CCJP among others for such a course. It can also be a hot cake among members of the general public if properly and intensively marketed.

Alternative Dispute Resolution In Labour Matters
And General Practice 

The target group for this course are trade unionists, managers and human resource practitioners. The need to resolve disputes amicably is important as it preserves the employer-employee relation and also serves time and finances which may be wasted if people litigate unnecessarily.

Conflict Management In The Workplace

This course will give you skills in conflict management to successfully turn disagreements and conflict into productive communication. As a result you can not only solve your shared problems but also grow in emotional intelligence and experience enjoyable connections with others in the workplace and beyond.

Financial Modeling In Excel 

This module unlocks the power of Microsoft Excel as a useful financial modelling tool. The knowledge of Microsoft Excel has become essential skills for finance practitioners in both financial and non-financial firms. Most of the tasks performed in an organisation require sound and working knowledge of computers, particularly, Microsoft Office, with Microsoft Excel in particular.

Financial Accounting for Non-Finance Personnel

The Financial Accounting for Non-Finance professionals course provides the basis non-Finance professionals with an opportunity to understand financial information and use it for good financial management and decision making. It introduces participants to financial statements and their use for decision making, budgeting and budgetary control, product and service costing, internal control and their importance and local government finance system


The transformative power of data and analytics has never been more important than it is today. Companies increasingly need to deliver insights on customer experience and business trends in order to remain competitive in the market. The Business Analytics online short course from Mulungushi University aims to equip you with advanced data analysis techniques to support business decision-making and critical thinking in times of ambiguity and uncertainty.


Through Data Analysis, the participants will learn how to evaluate data using various analytical and statistical tools to discover useful information and how that can aid an organization, researcher or consultant in decision making, report writing and effective communication.

Corporate/Professional Social Media Management

Over the years, internet technology has redefined the practices of public relations, marketing and corporate communication. This involves the shift from a purely traditional to digital communication strategy using modern tactics which reach out to the intended audiences. In Zambia, there are over 9 million mobile broadband users, majority of who are accessing social media platforms such as social networks, websites and other mobile applications. Further, social media communication has been necessitated by changing social and environmental factors such as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic which has contributed to the proliferation of virtual interaction. In this regard, therefore, corporate entities and enterprises also exist as ‘netizens’ and should thus exploit the opportunities offered by social media platforms.

School of Engineering & Technology

Machine Learning and AI

This course provides a broad introduction to machine learning, data mining, and statistical pattern recognition. The course is packed with practical exercises that are based on real-life examples. So not only will the learners know the theory, but will also get some hands-on practice building their own models. The course will also draw from numerous case studies and applications, so that you'll also learn how to apply learning algorithms to building smart robots (perception, control), text understanding (web search, anti-spam), computer vision, medical informatics, audio, database mining, and other areas.

Applied Data Science

This skills-based specialization is intended for learners with a strong interest or who have a basic python or programming background, and want to apply statistical, machine learning, information visualization, text analysis, and social network analysis techniques through popular data science toolkits such as pandas, matplotlib, scikit-learn, nltk, and networkx to gain insight into their data. The course is ideal for beginners, as it starts from the fundamentals and gradually builds up your skills in data science. Some of the contents that will be covered include Introduction to Data Science in Python, Applied Plotting, Data Analysis & Data Representation in Python, Applied Machine Learning and many other interesting ventures.

Introduction to Java Programming

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of programming from an object-oriented perspective. Topics include simple data types, control structures, an introduction to array and string data structures and algorithms, as well as debugging techniques and the social implications of computing. The course emphasizes good software engineering principles and developing fundamental programming skills in the context of a language that supports the object-oriented paradigm.

MATLAB and SimuLink

Matlab Programming is an easy and understandable programming language and is an excellent choice for those who want to learn to program for the first time. Engineering companies often use Matlab to prototype and validate their ideas before committing to building them with other programs like Java, Python, C, and C++. Knowing Matlab will give you a competitive advantage in your career.

Cyber Security

The Cyber Security course is intended for persons who wish to broaden and deepen their understanding of cyber security. The course provides a unique opportunity to develop leading-edge in-depth knowledge in the area of security technologies and practices. This course is especially designed to tackle the cyber security challenges not only in the Zambian ICT industry but Africa as a whole, and the world at large.  The course is rooted in the belief that theory and research must translate into real-world solutions and an accessible path to career advancement.

Mobile Application Development

Android is the most used operating system on the planet. In fact, it’s almost omnipresent in the mobile ecosystem and Android Oreo has become the most popular Android version.

In this course students will learn android development step-by-step with hands-on demonstrations. Students will be able to write simple GUI applications, use built-in widgets and components, work with a database to store data locally and publish their apps on the App store.

Web Design & Digital Marketing

This course is designed for beginners who have never built a WordPress website (or any website for that matter). This course is designed to teach the strategies used to help grow businesses with social media marketing, content marketing and email marketing.

WordPress paired with various digital marketing platforms are the perfect tools for creating a fully customized website for any purpose that can increase conversions and sales. Whether you want to create a blog, a personal portfolio, or a business website to sell your products and services, you can do it with WordPress.

Introduction To Python

This course aims to equip learners with the necessary tools to easily get into fields like data analysis, machine learning, web development, desktop applications, robotics, and more without much effort. Learners who complete this course will be able to: download and install python libraries, know how to work with notebooks, know how to create an application from scratch, apply python in other related fields to solve problems. The course progresses from introductory work in python to advanced concepts in python with a lot of practical examples.

Web Application Development with PHP

In this course, you'll explore the basic structure of a web application, and how a web browser interacts with a web server. You'll be introduced to the request/response cycle, including GET/POST/Redirect. You'll also gain an introductory understanding of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), as well as the basic syntax and data structures of the PHP language, variables, logic, iteration, arrays, error handling, and superglobal variables, among other elements. An introduction to Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) will allow you to style markup for web pages. Lastly, you'll gain the skills and knowledge to install and use an integrated PHP/MySQL environment like XAMPP or WAMP.

Moodle With Zoom Integration

This course demonstrates how instructors can get started using Moodle 3.9 and above, including newer features such as HP5 (rich HTML) content and secure assessments. In this course students will learn how to set up a profile, create a course, and adjust course settings. Additionally, students will learn how to add files, post announcements, and make quizzes. Finally, learn how to enrol pupils, grade assignments, and run reports.

Introduction to C Programming

This is an introductory course and covers the key features of the C language and its usage. This hands on C programming course provides a comprehensive introduction to the C language, emphasizing portability and structured design. Students are introduced to all major language elements including fundamental data types, flow control, and standard function libraries.
Thorough treatment is given to the topics of string and character manipulation, dynamic memory allocation, standard I/O and the C runtime library.

School of Natural and Applied Sciences

Laboratory Quality Management System

This course is meant to provide in depth knowledge to learners on important elements surrounding quality management in the laboratory. The course focuses on issues that bounders on credibility and reliability of laboratory results. The course further runs through understanding and implementation of the requirement of necessary standards related to testing and calibration laboratories. 

Instrumentation,Automation and Process Control

This course is for participants who need to have a practical knowledge of selection, installation

and commissioning of industrial instrumentation and control valves. In many respects a clear understanding

and application of these principles is the most important factor in an efficient process control system.

You can only achieve excellent control of your process when your instrumentation provides the correct

information. The course is for those individuals primarily involved in achieving effective results for the industrial processes they are responsible for. This would involve the design, specification and implementation of control and measurement equipment.

The course focuses on real applications, with attention to special installation considerations and application limitations when selecting or installing different measurement or control equipment.

School of Education

Assessment and Evaluation Procedures in Education

This course is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in the theory and application of assessment evaluation procedures that will enhance their classroom teaching experience or to pursue careers at regional or international testing and assessment organisations. 
The programme will provide students with a fundamental understanding of the core assessment principles with regard to designing reliable, fair, valid assessment and it will also challenge them to infuse these core principles into designing new assessments that will have a greater positive impact on student learning and achievement.

Teaching Methodology

Teaching is a specialized area that deals with the ability of a teacher to transfer their knowledge to their learners. To be an effective teacher, one needs to be able to apply the different teaching approaches, methods and techniques. One also needs to know the different theories that help in teaching and learning. This course is designed for professionals who wish to acquire the ability to become effective and eclectic teachers in their various areas of professionalism.

English as a Foreign Language (EFL)

The course covers the preliminaries of English Language use including the written and oral use of the language in different places and domains. Further, grammatical categories of the language are discussed. 
The course provides a platform for students whose first language is not English but who have little or no exposure to the language. These are students who would otherwise be expected to study the language at a higher and appropriate level than this one.

French for Beginners

The course serves to combat the language inadequacy arising from the introduction of the basic school programme which reduced coverage of the secondary school syllabus from five years to three years of High School in which pupils were expected to cover the same five year content. This is because French was mainly taught in High schools which has a three-year programme.

School Of Medicine and Health Sciences

Data Analysis & Interpretation

Data analysis skills are often a rare skill among researchers and students. The majority usually hire a statistician to perform data analysis and remain ignorant to the concepts of data analysis. However, data analysis and interpretation is a valuable skill for researchers and statisticians especially those whose work relating to data analysis is ongoing.

Manuscript Writing and Publication

Scientific writing is a skill that must be learnt. Publishing in a journal is usually a challenge as most journals have a high rate of manuscript rejection. In almost all cases, the way the manuscript is written and the data presented are the reason for rejection. This course is absolutely tailored to help researchers write sound manuscripts for the international audience and publish successfully. As Universities are ranked on publication history, this course will enhance and improve the overall status of not only Mulungushi University, and its faculty, but the community of schools in Zambia and the international as well.

Ethics and Data Management

This course is designed to provide the researcher with ethical issues encountered in research and how to handle ethical issues. The leaner will also be oriented with the operations of the Zambia National Health Research Authority (NHRA) regulations. The course also covers management of data for research in a timely, accurate and quality way.

Research Protocol Development

This course is designed to provide the skills necessary for researchers to design and write up a full research protocol appropriate to the field of study. A well written research protocol is fundamental to success in achieving the intended research aims and solving the intended problem.

Directorate of Research & Post-Graduate Studies

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