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TB CLINICIANS SHORT COURSE - Contact Tuition

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Introduction

The synergistic pandemics of TB and HIV have overwhelmed the health services in sub-Saharan Africa. While progress has been made in the diagnosing and management of HIV, the growing number of DRTB, places South Africa amongst the worst effected countries in the world. It is with this background that the proposed clinician course can upgrade the skills, diagnosis and management of TB.

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Who Should Enroll?

The synergistic pandemics of TB and HIV have overwhelmed the health services in sub-Saharan Africa. While progress has been made in the diagnosing and management of HIV, the growing number of DRTB, places South Africa amongst the worst effected countries in the world. It is with this background that the proposed clinician course can upgrade the skills, diagnosis and management of TB.

Course Design

The course is offered using participatory methods and building on shared knowledge with the participants. Facilitators used are subject experts.

Course Content

The training includes:

  • All aspects of a comprehensive strategy for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of TB and DR TB
  • TB in high-risk groups - the elderly, children and adolescents, people living with HIV (PLHIV), diabetes and other immune supressed conditions, miners, inmates, correctional services and healthcare workers.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the epidemiological features and immunological responses associated with increased risk for TB;
  • Identify the clinical manifestations of TB and how it differs in unique patient populations such as paediatrics or HIV co-infection.
  • Recognise the diagnostic tools (including GeneXpert) available for diagnosis of TB, their differences, advantages and possible shortcomings and know how to apply it
  • Formulate a treatment regimen for a patient with drug susceptible or drug resistant (DR) TB while understanding the pharmacokinetics and potential toxicities of that regimen (including in vulnerable patients)
  • Understand TB prevention

Certification

To qualify for the certificate of completion for this short course, participants should successfully complete the assessment process.

Fees


R 5 800.00 (Inclusive of all VAT and taxes where applicable). Space is limited, book early to avoid disappointment.

Venue Date
KZN 11-13 April 2019
Freestate 4-6 July 2019
Eastern Cape 21-23 November 2019

Contact Details

Mrs. Annatjie Peters

Tel: 012 816 9100
Fax: 086 550 3692
E-mail: Nursing@foundation.co.za

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Address: PO Box 75324, Lynnwood Ridge, 0040
Website: www.foundation.co.za