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Basic TB infection prevention and control in healthcare facilities

1 ethics 16 clinical Points Only R 2 760.00 (incl VAT)

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Tuberculosis is still one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in South Africa. The emergence of multi drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is one of the challenges in the efforts to control TB. TB can be transmitted in any settings but is most likely to be transmitted in health care settings when health care workers and patients come in contact with persons who have unsuspected TB disease, who are not receiving adequate treatment, and who have not been isolated from others. All health-care settings need an infection-control program designed to ensure protection.

The TB Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) in Health Care Facilities short course aims to provide consistent and up-to-date information about TB infection prevention and control, methods of reducing the risk of TB infection and to reduce the risk and dealing with potential TB exposure.

This is a basic TB control course that can be followed up by an advanced course

Partner Organisation

This course has been developed in partnership with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

When Can You Enrol

Designated health care professionals who have a role to play in infection prevention and control, particularly in high burden TB settings It is suitable for Quality Assurance Coordinators, Occupational Health and Safety Officers and Educators at facility, regional and district health office. It will be of interest to allied professionals such as maintenance and engineering personnel.

The material can be applied to all levels of health care settings, from small facilities such as clinics and community health centres to large hospitals. Whilst the target audience is the South African health care community, the principles should be applicable in any comparable setting with a TB burden, where there is the desire or imperative to address it

Course Design

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

Course Content

  • Healthcare settings and TB
  • Healthcare challenges of transmission of TB
  • Epidemiology of TB
  • TB as occupational disease
  • Transmission of airborne infections
  • FAST (Finding case Actively, Separating safely and Treat effectively
  • TB infection control in the health care settings
  • Environmental controls
  • Administrative controls
  • Personal protection controls
  • Ventilation methods
  • UVGI
  • Quality improvement plans


Participants are assessed on the self-study component of the course through means of a multiple-choice questionnaire. These will be submitted to the Foundation for Professional Development for assessment.


Accredited according to the HPCSA’s Medical and Dental Board Guidelines for 16 Clinical and 1 Ethical CEU’s on Level 2.


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

Course Fee

R 2760.00 (inclusive of VAT)


For more information contact:

Nursing School

Tel: 012 816 9000
Email:  nursing@foundation.co.za
Address: P.O. Box 75324,
Lynnwood Ridge, 0040
Website: www.foundation.co.za

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