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
Module - 2: Diagnosis
Module - 3: Treatment
Module - 4: HIV/TB
Module - 5: Prevention
Module - 6: Practice
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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.
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.
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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.
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