TB Clinicians Short Course

The synergistic pandemics of TB and HIV have overwhelmed the health services in sub-Saharan Africa. While progress has been made in the diagnosing and management of HIV, the growing number of DRTB, places South Africa amongst the worst effected countries in the world. It is with this background that the proposed clinician course can upgrade the skills, diagnosis and management of TB.

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Duration

Face-to-face: 2 Days

Costs

R 5,800.00 (Inclusive of VAT and all taxes)

Accredited Institution

The Foundation for Professional Development

Who should enrol?

The synergistic pandemics of TB and HIV have overwhelmed the health services in sub-Saharan Africa. While progress has been made in the diagnosing and management of HIV, the growing number of DRTB, places South Africa amongst the worst effected countries in the world. It is with this background that the proposed clinician course can upgrade the skills, diagnosis and management of TB.

Course Content
The training includes:
  • All aspects of a comprehensive strategy for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of TB and DR TB
  • TB in high-risk groups - the elderly, children and adolescents, people living with HIV (PLHIV), diabetes and other immune supressed conditions, miners, inmates, correctional services and healthcare workers.
Learning Outcomes
Upon completing this course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the epidemiological features and immunological responses associated with increased risk for TB;
  • Identify the clinical manifestations of TB and how it differs in unique patient populations such as paediatrics or HIV co-infection.
  • Recognise the diagnostic tools (including GeneXpert) available for diagnosis of TB, their differences, advantages and possible shortcomings and know how to apply it
  • Formulate a treatment regimen for a patient with drug susceptible or drug resistant (DR) TB while understanding the pharmacokinetics and potential toxicities of that regimen (including in vulnerable patients)
  • Understand TB prevention
Certification

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.

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