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Short course in Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for Healthcare Professionals

2 ethics 13 clinical Points Only R 2 000.00 (incl VAT)


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Introduction

HIV and its sequel is not an unfamiliar topic within the healthcare environment. The WHO estimates that 70 million individuals have been infected with HIV since the start of the epidemic. Currently in South Africa 7.1 million individuals are living with HIV. The ultimate treatment aim is to have no new HIV infections. PrEP can greatly contribute to this aim in conjunction with other HIV prevention strategies.

PrEP has drawn media attention and the increased false impressions that the public are given around PrEP is alarming. Adequate training and rollout of PrEP is essential in the fight to eradicate HIV.

This training aims at providing healthcare providers with adequate training on the correct rollout of PrEP. It looks at all of the current legal and ethical quandaries surrounding PrEP and HIV which are sure to evoke interest.


Who Should Enroll

All healthcare providers that will encounter users that are eligible to be initiated on PrEP.

  • Medical Practitioners
  • Nurses-Professional/Registered
  • Clinical Associates


Course Design

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


Course Content

  • HIV Overview
    • Epidemiology and prevention
    • Current ART protocol (update)
    • Diagnosis and staging (update)
  • PrEP basics
    • Introduction
    • PrEP/PEP/ART comparison
    • Goals and targets
    • Risk behaviour, HIV drug resistance and STI’s
  • Clinical Application
    • Screening and eligibility
    • Initiation
    • Risks and side-effects
    • Cessation of PrEP
    • Effects on pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • PrEP target group
    • Commercial sex workers
    • Men who have sex with men
    • Serodiscordant couples
    • Adolescent girls and young women
    • IV drug users
    • Transgender individuals
    • Prisoners
  • Counselling and Adherence


Assessment

Participants are assessed on the self-study component of the course through means of a multiple choice questionnaire for which a pass mark of 70% is required.


Accreditation

Accredited according to the HPCSA’s Medical and Dental Board Guidelines for Healthcare Professionals for 13 Clinical and 2 Ethical CEU’s on Level 2.


Certification

To qualify for the certifcate of completion for this short course, participants should complete the self-study component and successfully pass the assessment.


Course Fee

R2 000.00 (Inclusive of all VAT and taxes where applicable.)


Contact

For more information, please contact:
FPD School of Health Sciences
Email: healthscience@foundation.co.za
Tel: 087 821 1109


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