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HIV and TB in the Era of COVID-19

9 Clinical Points Only R 1 500.00 (incl VAT)

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COVID-19 has changed the profile and importance of many diseases in the world. WHO declared TB a worldwide emergency already in 1993 and together with HIV has ranked as major cause of morbidity and mortality in Africa for the last decade and more. Yet, with the arrival of COVID-19, the focus has rapidly shifted. Attention and resources have been diverted to contain the new pandemic. However, TB and HIV cannot be neglected as both conditions affect individuals’ immune system and as such would make them more vulnerable to COVID-19 infection and disease. In view of this the HIV and TB for Health Care Professionals in the Era of COVID-19 Short Course has been designed and developed to ensure that all health care providers are up to speed with the latest developments and treatment modalities available for HIV positive and TB patients and providing essential information on the management of COVID-19 in such patients.

Learning Outcomes

On achieving this course, a learner will be able to:

  • Describe new developments in the treatment and management of HIV
  • Discuss various HIV prevention modalities available and their specific indications
  • Discuss the importance of treatment adherence for all chronic conditions in the era of COVID-19 with a focus on TB and HIV medication
  • Compare the global picture of new TB cases with the prevalence and incidence in Southern Africa
  • Discuss the treatment options available for DS-TB and DR-TB
  • Explain and compare the various options for dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic at a strategic level and discuss in detail the preferred option/s applicable to Africa
  • Implement a COVID-19 treatment and care programme in your facility with the information and knowledge gained from clinical experts in the field

Who Should Enroll

  • Medical Practitioners (MP)
  • Medical interns (IN)
  • Clinical Associates (CA)
  • Professional nurses

Course Design

This course is an e-Learning course consisting of three modules each of approximately 1-2 hour duration. Learning modalities will consist of narrated power point presentations by subject experts, video recordings, quizzes, further reading material and relevant articles, infographics and reflection points.

Course Content

Module 1: COVID-19 Overview
Module 2: HIV and COVID-19
Module 3: TB and COVID-19
Module 4 : The impact of COVID-19


Participants are not required to complete multiple choice questionaries after each module and a score of at least 70% is required to qualify for a certificate of completion

Subscription Terms

The minimum period for completion is 6 hours


FPD will award successful participants with a certificate of completion upon completion of all modules and activities


Accredited according to the HPCSA’s Medical and Dental Board guidelines for healthcare professionals for 9 Clinical CEU’s on level 2

When Can You Enrol

Open enrolment


For more information or to register, please contact
School of Health Sciences

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