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Childhood TB for Healthcare Workers

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POLHN

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Childhood TB for Healthcare Workers

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English

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The course is designed for healthcare workers at the secondary and primary level of the healthcare system.

In this POLHN self-paced program, you will learn the essentials for effective management of tuberculosis in children.


This course begins with the epidemiology and diagnosis of TB in children. Next, you will be taught about treatment and TB in the context of HIV, before ending with methods of prevention.

The course is designed for healthcare workers at the secondary and primary level of the healthcare system. The content is based on the World Health Organization's (WHO) 2014 Guidance for national tuberculosis programmes on the management of tuberculosis in children, as well as the Union's Desk guide for diagnosis and management of TB in children, and focuses on the clinical management of childhood TB.The course is made up of the six modules listed below. Each module will require at least one hour to complete. If you start a module, you may leave it and return later; your progress will be saved. You can view more information about each module below.

After completion of this course, students will be able to understand:

  • Identify the risk factors associated with TB in children;
  • Assess a child with symptoms similar to those of TB and make a diagnosis;
  • Initiate children with TB onto treatment;
  • Cite the specific considerations of TB in the context of HIV;
  • Prevent the development of TB in children through various methods, including vaccination, preventive therapy, and infection control; and
  • Detect new cases of childhood TB in households of TB patients.

Module - 1: Epidemiology
In this first module, you will learn about TB in children and the risk factors for exposure/infection, disease, and severe disease. You will also take a look at TB reporting data and how this information rolls up into the global picture of childhood TB.
Module - 2: Diagnosis
In module two, you will learn how to assess a child who has symptoms that could be caused by TB. For each child, you will take a history of symptoms and signs, perform a clinical examination, and request some diagnostic tests before making a diagnosis.
Module - 3: Treatment
In module three, you will learn how to initiate children with TB onto treatment. You will also learn how to follow them up, manage adherence issues and side effects, and support the child and their family throughout the whole treatment period.
Module - 4: HIV/TB
In module four, you will learn about the specific considerations of TB in the context of HIV, building on skills for diagnosis and treatment that you learned in previous modules.
Module - 5: Prevention
In module five, you will learn ways to prevent the development of TB in children through vaccination, preventive therapy, and infection control. You will also learn how to detect new cases of childhood TB in households of TB patients. 
Module - 6: Practice
In this final module, you will apply what you have learned to diagnose, treat, and prevent TB in a series of patients. 

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Course Questions & Answers

At the end of each module there are quiz questions based on the course content: Module 1- consists of 6 questions to test your knowledge. Module 2- consists of 12 questions to test your knowledge. Module 3- consists of 12 questions to test your knowledge.
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Yes, this course has recommended and additional readings. These can all be easily accessed on Moodle.
There is no time limit for completing this IPC self-paced course. POLHN recommends spending about 4 hours per week over the period of 6 weeks.
Once you enrol yourself into this course on Moodle you will have access to all the lectures and assignments.
Once you successfully complete your course by completing all the modules and passing all the assessment, your certificate will be automatically generated and sent to your email. You can also access all your certificates through our digital certification system here: https://polhn.org/certificate-verification. If you are having any problems accessing your certificate, simply email us at support@polhn.org and we will help you.

Study Material

This self-paced course has been designed in a manner that enhances understanding of the core concepts and provides easy to access learning materials. The course uses a range of study material such as pre-recorded videos, lecture slides, quizzes and assignments, and is developed by a team of dedicated health education experts.


Getting Help

Connect with other students through the discussion forum, where you can easily discuss the course or debate the ideas. Need more help? Your instructors are also available online to answer any questions you might have.


Extend Your Career with a Verified Certificate

POLHN self-paced courses are recognised by Pacific Ministries of Health. Once you have successfully completed the course, you will receive an official certificate. This certificate can be used for credit to gain CPD points.

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The content of this course focuses on the clinical management of childhood TB. It covers the identification of risk factors, initiating treatment, as well as prevention and detection strategies.

Childhood TB for Healthcare Workers

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