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Short Course in the Clinical Management of Tuberculosis for Healthcare Professionals - E-learning

Interests: Management / Clinical Management / TB / Health Care


Ranking 7th in reported TB cases, South Africa is among the 22 high-burden countries targeted as part of the World Health Organisation's Stop TB Initiative. In 2002, 224 420 TB cases were reported. Of these, 182 583 were pulmonary TB cases, of which 98 800 cases were new infectious cases. The incidence rate in 2002 was 494 per 100 000 population. The increase in TB is closely related to the HIV epidemic; a recent study revealed that 58% of TB patients were co-infected with HIV.

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Who Should Enrol

All Healthcare Professionals.

Course Structure

This is an online course. Participants have 3 months to complete the assessment process from date of registration

Module Outcomes

The following modules are covered:

  • Chapter 1: History, transmission and pathogenesis of Tuberculosis
  • Chapter 2: The global status and epidemiology of Tuberculosis
  • Chapter 3: The DOTS strategy and tuberculosis control programme
  • Chapter 4: Diagnosis of tuberculosis
  • Chapter 5: Clinical treatment of Tuberculosis
  • Chapter 6: Tuberculosis and HIV
  • Chapter 7: Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis
  • Chapter 8: Tuberculosis in children
  • Chapter 9: Non-tuberculosis mycobacteria
  • Chapter 10: Health promotion and prevention strategies used in the control of Tuberculosis
  • Chapter 11: Managing TB at District Level

Study material will be received at the workshop.


Participants are assessed on the self-study component of the course through means of a multiple-choice questionnaire. These will be submitted to the Foundation for Professional Development for assessment.


Accredited according to the HPCSA’s Medical and Dental Board Guidelines for Healthcare Professionals for 30 CEU’s on Level 2.


To qualify for the certificate of completion for this short course, participants should fully attend the workshop as well as successfully complete the assessment process.


R 1 997.37 (Inclusive of all VAT and Taxes where applicable)

Contact Details

Dr. Margot Uys

Tel: 012 816 9000
Fax: 086 502 5688
E-mail: healthscience@foundation.co.za
Address: PO Box 75324, Lynnwood Ridge, 0040
Website: www.foundation.co.za