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Better understand HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis and equip yourself to provide health education in these areas.

In this POLHN self-paced program, you will learn the cultural and community standards as well as the science of diseases and the importance of prevention. This course begins with general information about the diseases and their symptoms and risk factors. Next, you will study prevention and treatment. Finally, resources and communication skills are discussed, in order to help you deliver an educational message about health.

What will you learn?

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.

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

Getting Started
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 HIV/AIDS and TB

Interactive learning module on Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) and tuberculosis (TB)

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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 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 online certificate verification system here: If you are having any problems accessing your certificate, simply email us at 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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This course provides online education for tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. It explains cultural and community standards as well as the science involved in the spread, prevention and the treatment of these two diseases.


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