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This is a free and self-paced course that provides online health education and training for tuberculosis (TB) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome HIV/AIDS. Health workers can learn about the cultural and community standards as well as the science involved in the spread, prevention, and the treatment of the two diseases. Using this knowledge, health workers will be able to create educational materials that are both scientifically accurate and culturally acceptable.

Key Features of the Course

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

  • The symptoms and risk factors associated with HIV/AIDS and TB
  • How these diseases are spread and the primary preventive measures to avoid becoming infected
  • The importance of maintaining and strengthening immunity among people living with HIV/AIDS
  • Promotion of the treatment for TB
  • How to deliver informed and effective health promoting presentations


The course has been designed keeping in view the learning needs of health workers, whereby they shall be able to enhance their understanding regarding the core concepts involved in the spread, prevention, and treatment of both HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB). Moreover, the course also endeavors to produce higher learning outcomes through the self-paced interactive lessons. A mandatory quiz is also available for students to test their knowledge.
Interactive learning module on Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) and tuberculosis (TB)
Important: In order to access the completion certificate, the students need to complete the feedback, course evaluation and survey forms. Please click on the following links to submit these forms.

How It Works

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.

Course Questions & Answers

Course Summary

Course code: HIV-AIDS / TB
Average module length: 30 minutes
Total course time: 2 - 3 hours
Number of modules: 1
Institution: World Health Organization
Subject: HIV-AIDS/TB
Language: English
Mode: Self-paced
Status: Ongoing

Course Author

Pacific Health Security

Communicable Diseases and Climate Change

World Health Organisation | Division of Pacific Technical Support | Suva, Fiji

POLHN has dedicated public health professionals in its DPS research team who have decade long experiences in Health Security and Emergencies, NCDs and Health Through the Life course, and Health Systems.

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Pacific Health Security

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