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E-Learning: Short Course in Paediatric HIV/AIDS Management

 
30 Clinical Points Only R 1 997.37 (incl VAT)

FPD is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) as a Private Higher Education Institution (PHEI) in terms of Section 54(1)(c) of the Act and Regulation 16(4)(a).


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.


Course Content

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


Course Design

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


Who Should Enroll

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


Accreditation

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

Certification

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


Assessment

Participants are assessed online through a multiple choice questionnaire.


Course Fee

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


Contact

For more information contact:

ILANA VAN DER MERWE / LODINE DE VILLIERS

Tel: 012 816 9099/9045
Fax:086 558 9535
Email:  ilanavdm@foundation.co.za
lodined@foundation.co.za
Address: P.O. Box 75324,
Lynnwood Ridge,
0040
Website: www.foundation.co.za


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