The course is comprised of three teaching modules and one examination module. Contact time is 24 hours for module 1, 30 hours for each of modules 2 and 3, and 6 hours for module 4 (total contact time 90 hours).
Students attend full teaching time for modules 1, 2, and 3, and complete several assignments in between modules. Completion of assignments is necessary for admittance to successive modules. Minimum hours of study required to fulfill recommended reading and assignments (outside teaching modules) are approximately 90 hours.