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Paediatric Tuberculosis Short Course

The proposed clinical training programme serves to upskill health care professionals to diagnose and manage paediatric TB and reduce DR TB deaths and disease in children. This will be done by upgrading the skills of clinicians, nurses and other professional HCW working in public and private clinics and hospitals in South Africa in the diagnosing, management of paediatric TB.

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Contact Tuition: 2 Days


R 3,400.00 (Including VAT and all taxes)

Accredited Institution

The Foundation for Professional Development

Who should enrol?

The course is aimed primarily at health care workers who wish to improve and update their clinical skills and competence in the care, management and treatment of paediatric TB.

Course Content

The training includes all aspects of a comprehensive strategy for the diagnosis, management and treatment of paediatric TB.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completing this course, participants should be able to:
  • Understand the epidemiological features and immunological responses of TB in children associated with increased risk
  • Identify the clinical manifestations of TB in children
  • Recognise the diagnostic tools available for diagnosis of TB in children, their differences, advantages and possible shortcomings and know how to apply it
  • Formulate a treatment regimen for children with TB, while understanding the pharmacokinetics and potential toxicities of that regimen

To qualify for the certificate of completion for this short course, participants should successfully complete the assessment process.

About the FPD Nursing School

The FPD strategic direction focuses on rapidly expanding FPD’s educational offering (both formal qualifications at under- and postgraduate level and professional development courses). This will involve expanding the number of FPD schools, curricular development and instructional design capacity and leveraging FPD Group ICT capacity to enter into strategic partnerships with international e-learning providers and expand FPD’s offering of blended and e-learning courses. In designing curricula FPD will embrace a user-centric design and incorporate ethical decision making in curricular design during this strategic cycle. The massive shortage of healthcare professionals in Africa, has been highlighted respectively, by the World Health Organisation and the Academy of Sciences of South Africa’s report on Reconceptualising Health Professional Education.