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Short courses & workshops in 2017

Dates Title Details Venue Contact
01 Feb - 22 Mar Mindfulness Meditation Training The 8-week programme can help reduce stress, prevent burnout, build mental resilience & sustain a sense of well-being. Registration closing date: 23 January. Course fee: R5 000 per delegate (incl. parking & course materials). UCT staff & student discount: 50%. Wednesdays 18:00 - 20:00. Smit Marine Room, Level 5, Kramer Building Don Coue
021 650 3242
06 Feb - 10 Feb DataFirst short course on Econometrics This course revises the statistical concepts relevant to regression analysis.
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School of Economics Building, Middle Campus, University of Cape Town Alison Siljeur
021 650 5708
06 Feb - 07 Feb Statistics Workshop on Multicentre Longitudinal and Survival Data Analysis in Medical Research This workshop aims to bring together statisticians and medical researchers in the area of HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria and heart disease. | Read more... Belmont Square Conference Centre, Rondebosch, Cape Town. Freedom Gumedze
021 650 4783
06 Feb Becoming a changemaker: Introduction to Social Innovation 6-week free online course for anyone who wants to make a difference; debunks the common assumptions around what resources are needed to begin acting as a social innovator. Read more... Online UCT MOOC team
13 Feb - 17 Feb DataFirst course on Understanding Complex Social Survey Data This course is aimed at postgraduate students (Masters and PhD.), researchers, and officials in state agencies wanting to analyse social surveys using Stata.
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School of Economics Building, Middle Campus, University of Cape Town Alison Siljeur
021 650 5708
13 Feb Julia Scientific Programming 4-module course introducing users to Julia as first language. Julia is a high-level, high-performance dynamic programming language developed specifically for scientific computing. Read more... Online UCT MOOC team
15 Feb - 26 Apr CopyrightX: UCT Wednesdays 18:00 - 19:30. Course fee: free of charge for those who fulfill the admission requirements. Those who meet the attendance requirements (80%) may request an optional UCT certificate of attendance, for a fee of R700. Those who pass the examination & the attendance requirements will be awarded a "CopyrightX" certificate from Harvard, free of charge. Registration date: 27 January. Successful applicants will be notified by 30 January. Moot Court, Kramer Building Faldielah Khan
021 650 3247
17 Feb One-day seminar on recent amendments to the National Credit Act The National Credit Act (NCA) has gone through some major changes recently, primarily related to the test used by credit providers to assess consumer's ability to afford credit, but also in terms of interest rate ceilings, mandatory training requirements, amended debt collection proceedings, disputes regarding to prescription of debts and so on. Our one-day seminar will bring you up to speed with the amendments to the NCA, changes in interest rates and recent National Credit Tribunal cases, and will provide a useful comparison between the past position and the current position. What can you expect? By the end of the seminar you will: know what has changed since the NCA came into force in 2007, be familiar with the contentious areas and the arguments from both sides, have a useful handout setting out the recent amendments and changes.
Course fee: R2 500 per delegate, which includes parking, teas, lunch and course materials. Read more...
Smit Marine Room, Level 5, Kramer Building, UCT Middle Campus Don Coue
021 650 3242
20 Feb Climate Change Mitigation in Developing Countries This free online course explores the inherent complexity of developing country governments wanting to grow their economies in a climate friendly way while also reducing poverty. Read more ... Online UCT MOOC team
20 Feb - 24 Feb DataFirst/SALDRU course on Understanding Panel Survey Data This course will introduce students to the techniques used in the analysis of 'cross-sectional'? panel data sets, such as the National Income Dynamics Study.
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School of Economics Building, Middle Campus, University of Cape Town Alison Siljeur
021 650 5708
27 Feb Understanding Clinical Research: Behind the Statistics This free online course offers an easy entry into interpreting common statistical concepts without getting into nitty-gritty mathematical formulae & is suitable for working professionals & researchers. Read more... Online UCT MOOC team

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