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School of Agriculture and Natural Sciences

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 Business Studies

School of Social Sciences

Professional Diploma in Programme Planning, Monitoring And Evaluation

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.

Human Rights

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.

School of Science, Engineering & Technology

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.

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.

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. 

Autocad & Revit Basics: Detailing In Structural Engineering – Concrete Structures

In most cases, practicing engineers would rather use AutoCAD to prepare reinforcement details of the structural designs which is not wrong but is very time consuming and tedious. Current trends however point to the use of software packages that are aimed at drastically reducing the time spent in preparing the design documents. With the advent of building information modelling (BIM) software packages and the auxiliary add-on/extension application softwares, relative high productivity is assured in the design, detailing and documentation of civil and structural engineering designs.

This course has been designed to address the tedious and times consuming processes in the design office and introduces efficient methods of detailing and documentation of structural engineering designs particularly in reinforced concrete using AutoCAD and Revit software packages.

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

Directorate of Research & Post-Graduate Studies

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