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FPD Management Of Tuberculosis

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Posted on 16 August 2012 at 09:48



INTRODUCTION

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.

WHO SHOULD ENROLL?

All healthcare practitioners.

COURSE DESIGN

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

COURSE CONTENT

The following modules are covered:

  • Transmission and pathogenesis.
  • Epidemiology and control.
  • The DOTS strategy and tuberculosis control.
  • Diagnosis.
  • Treatment.
  • Tuberculosis and HIV.
  • Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.
  • Tuberculosis in children.
  • Non-tuberculosis mycobacteria.
  • Infection control and prevention

ASSESSMENT

Participants are assessed online through a multiple choice questionnaire.

ACCREDITATION

Accredited according to the HPCSA CPD Guidelines for Health Professionals -November 2006, for 3 CEUs.

CERTIFICATION

Your CPD certificate will be generated to your online CPD Manager, upon completion

COURSE FEE

R 456.00 (Inclusive of all VAT and taxes where applicable)

REGISTRATION

To apply for this course, simply navigate to the FPD School of Health Sciences module on www.mpconsulting.co.za and click the "Apply for course" button.

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