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Short Course in the Clinical Management of Paediatric HIV and AIDS - E-learning

Interests: HIV and AIDS / Management / Clinical Management / Paediatrics


Introduction

Children with HIV/AIDS are dying unnecessarily because of a lack of access to ARV treatment. The problems arise mainly from a lack of cheap feasible diagnostic tests for children under 18 months, lack of trained health personnel and the affordable child-friendly ARV drugs. Simplified treatment guidelines coupled with a range of fixed-dose combinations of ARVs that require only one or two pills twice a day make it easier to treat HIV/AIDS in adults, but development of simplified drugs for children lags behind. Despite WHO simplified treatment guidelines that specify which drugs to use in children, countries have difficulty in getting simple and affordable combinations of the drugs. Two generic fixed-dose combinations should enter clinical trails this year, and there are frighteningly few second-line ARV drugs available for children in countries with large numbers of infected children.

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Who Should Enrol

All healthcare professionals who would need knowledge and skills on improving access to appropriate Paediatric HIV/AIDS care and treatment.

Course Design

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

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course participants will be able to

  • Diagnose HIV/AIDS and STD’s in children and infants
  • Manage HIV/AIDS and STD’s in children and infants
  • Conduct all aspects of counselling (pre and post test, therapy compliance)
  • Have empathy with people affected and infected with HIV/AIDS
  • Fulfil their role as health care professionals in community mobilization

Assessment

Participants are assessed online through a multiple choice questionnaire.

Accreditation

Accredited according to the HPCSA’s Medical and Dental Board Guidelines for Health Care Professionals for 30 CEU’s on Level 3

Certification

Participants will receive a certificate of completion for this short course once successfully completing the assessment component.

Fees


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

Course dates and venue to be confirmed. For more information please see contact details below.

www.mpconsulting.co.za and register your profile. Thereafter you may login and navigate to FPD School of Health Sciences and access the online events.

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