Estimates from the World Health Organization demonstrate that Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) remains a leading cause of death globally. TB also is the leading cause of death among persons with HIV infection and remains a challenge for both clinicians and researchers. This nine-week course focuses on TB/HIV Co-Infection and innovative research solutions to address the disease and introduces an overview on TB Care and Management Health Care Workers or Health Profession Students will learn to plan and deliver TB care in their communities by applying the latest clinical and research data to their setting.
What Will You Learn?
- At the end of the course, it is expected that participants will be able to:
- Describe the epidemiology of TB and drug resistant TB in patients with and without HIV
- Diagnose TB infection accurately and understand the latest diagnostic advances
- • Identify correct treatment regimens for TB, MDR-TB and XDR-TB management
- Manage clients presenting with all forms of TB including those co-infected with HIV
- Recognize and manage all adverse reaction associated with antiretroviral and TB treatment
- Identify strategies to assist clients and patients in improving treatment adherence
Epidemiologic Overview of Global TB and DR-TB
Diagnostic Testing for TB
Pharmacology of Anti-Tuberculosis Treatment