Science and Technology

Introduction to Mining

The Introduction to Mining short course is specifically designed to provide non-mining personnel who play a support function to the mining core and/or suppliers to the mining industry, with fundamental knowledge and insight into mining operations. Aimed at professional people who do not necessarily have a mining engineering degree or diploma, you can acquire a better understanding of the mining process through this course if you are already working on a mine, work for a mine supplier or own shares in mines.

Introduction to Railway Projects and Processes

The Introduction to Railway Projects and Processes short course introduces you to the multidisciplinary field of railway engineering and specifically focuses on railway projects and processes. The course will not only provide you with fundamental knowledge of the principles as applied to the planning and management of railway projects and processes, but you will get a grip on the finer details of infrastructure projects and construction.

Seed Science

The short course in Seed Science will provide you with a good working knowledge of seed physiology and technology (including seed vigour, dormancy, storage and enhancement) and is specifically aimed at seed analysts, scientists and employees of seed production companies.

Online Course in Phytomedicine and Natural Products

The Phytomedicine and Natural Products short course aims to provide practical and theoretical skills to scientists and researchers specialising in the discovery of new natural products from plants and their use that would be of benefit to, especially the health and agricultural sectors. You will be provided with the skills to undertake research within the discipline of Phytomedicine and Natural Products, as articulated during the course.

Online Course in Higher Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

The Online Course in Higher Exercise and Nutrition Science provides you with essential information and insights to exercise physiology, biomechanics, anatomy, motor learning and nutrition as a novice personal trainer. The course covers various aspects of screening of clients, performing strength, flexibility and risk assessments, and developing training programmes that focus on cardio-respiratory, resistance and flexibility training.

Online Course in Food Microbiology

The Online Course in Food Microbiology will not only provide you with an in-depth understanding of the general principles of microbiology – with a specific focus on microorganisms and the intrinsic and extrinsic factors that affect their growth in food – but you will also be equipped with the practical skills and knowledge of its application in the food industry and the prevention of contaminants in food production and/or preservation.

Online Course in Introduction to Neuroscience Coaching

The Online Course: Introduction to Neuroscience Coaching is presented by the Centre for the Study of Resilience and the Departments of Physiology, University of Pretoria. The course is designed to provide an introduction to the neuroscience approach to coaching within the organisational and personal context. It will explore what brain-based coaching is, what makes it different from other coaching methods and how it delivers professional and personal results faster in a sustainable manner.

Online Course in Maintenance Management

The Online Course in Maintenance Management is designed to give you an introduction to maintenance and maintenance management, with an emphasis on the necessary tools to manage the maintenance function within a manufacturing enterprise or service provider organisation. You will learn how to formulate a maintenance strategy, how to develop a maintenance plan and how to structure a maintenance organisation that is focused on achieving the objectives of the maintenance department in the industrial organisation.

Online Course in Neuroscience: Entrepreneurial and Visual Skills Testing and Training

The Online Course in Neuroscience Entrepreneurial and Visual Skills Testing and Training provides you with the requisite skills to achieve and perform at your maximum potential as sportsperson or, alternatively, to affect these outcomes in your role as manager or medical practitioner in the sport-related professions. The course will enable you to design a personal vision programme tailored to specific activities, while you become familiar and understand the basic principles of neurophysiology, cerebrospinal fluids and special senses.

Applied Geographical Information Systems

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) can play a key role in helping scientists, decision-makers, and the public develop collaborative solutions to real-world problems. GIS mapping tools have become imperative for many fields, such as epidemiology, veterinary science, urban planning and environmental assessment. The Applied Geographical Information Systems short course is an introduction to a range of geospatial techniques used in the analysis of spatial data. Practical case studies are employed to help you confront real world problems and design a solution using GIS.



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