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Nurse Initiated Management of Drug Resistant Tb (NIMDRTB) Short Course - Contact Tuition



The proposed clinical training programme serves to upskill health care professionals to diagnose, treat, manage and prevent the spread of uncomplicated MDR TB to reduce MDR TB deaths and disease. This will be done by upgrading the skills of professional nurses in South Africa in the diagnosing, treatment and management and prevention of DR TB.

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Who Should Enrol

Professional Nurses working in TB and HIV/AIDS units, Pharmacists, Medical Officers & Clinical Associates.

Course Design

The course is offered using participatory methods and building on shared knowledge with the participants. The training consists of 5 didactic and 5-day ancillary training that will be done in a MDRTB hospital.

This workshop is facilitated by leading edge faculties in the field.

Study Material

Your study material will be handed to you on the first day of the workshop.

Additional materials which would assist participants in diagnosing and managing HIV related conditions will also be provided. National guidelines will be distributed whenever they are available.

Course Content

The training includes all aspects of a comprehensive strategy for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of uncomplicated MDR TB

Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the epidemiological features and immunological responses associated with increased risk for MDR TB;
  • Identify the clinical manifestations of MDR TB
  • Recognise the diagnostic tools (including GeneXpert) available for diagnosis of MDR TB, their differences, advantages and possible shortcomings and know how to apply it
  • Formulate a treatment regimen for an uncomplicated patient with MDR TB while understanding the pharmacokinetics and potential toxicities of that regimen (including in vulnerable patients)
  • Understand MDR TB prevention


To qualify for the certificate of completion for this short course, participants should successfully complete the assessment process (both didactic and ancillary training)