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Short Course in the Clinical Management of Tuberculosis - E-learning

Interests: Management / TB / Clinical Management


Introduction

Ranking 7th in reported TB cases, South Africa is among the 22 high-burden countries targeted as part of the World Health Organisation's Stop TB initiative. In 2002, 224 420 TB cases were reported. Of these, 182 583 were pulmonary TB cases, of which 98 800 cases were new infectious cases. The incidence rate in 2002 was 494 per 100 000 population. The increase in TB is closely related to the HIV epidemic; a recent study revealed that 58% of TB patients were co-infected with HIV.

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Who Should Enrol

All healthcare practitioners.

Course Design

This is an online course. Participants have 3 months to complete the assessment process from date of registration.

Course Content

The following modules are covered:

  • Transmission and pathogenesis
  • Epidemiology and control.
  • The DOTS strategy and tuberculosis control.
  • Diagnosis.
  • Treatment.
  • Tuberculosis and HIV.
  • Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.
  • Tuberculosis in children.
  • Non-tuberculosis mycobacteria.
  • Infection control and prevention.

Assessment

Participants are assessed online through a multiple choice questionnaire.

Accreditation

Accredited according to the HPCSA’s Medical and Dental Board Guidelines for Healthcare Professionals for 30 CEU’s on Level 3

Certification

Participants will receive a certificate of completion for this short course once successfully completing the assessment component.

Contact Details

www.mpconsulting.co.za and register your profile. Thereafter you may login and navigate to FPD School of Health Sciences and access the online events.

Fees


R 1 800.00 (Inclusive of all VAT and Taxes where applicable)

www.mpconsulting.co.za and register your profile. Thereafter you may login and navigate to FPD School of Health Sciences and access the online events.

Contact Details

Dr. Margot Uys

Tel: 012 816 9000
Fax: 086 502 5688
E-mail: healthscience@foundation.co.za
Address: PO Box 75324, Lynnwood Ridge, 0040
Website: www.foundation.co.za