Stop TB Partnership

The Union’s course on Principles of Tuberculosis Care and Prevention: Translating Knowledge to Action


Course Title: Principles of Tuberculosis Care and Prevention: Translating Knowledge to Action

Course Date: 18-27 September 2017

Course Location: New Delhi, India

Application Deadline: 18 July 2017

http://www.unioncourses.org/principles-of-tuberculosis-care-and-prevention-translating-knowledge-to-action-2

Previously known as the International Tuberculosis Course, this course has been developed to drive the way towards tuberculosis (TB) elimination. Health professionals need to understand the principles of TB care, control and prevention and require the skills to manage patients and work with National Tuberculosis Programmes. The main goal of this course is to provide the knowledge and skills to senior programme staff and other health professionals, to improve the management of persons with TB and strengthen programmatic practices. It has pre-course online, classroom and field components.

Course Objectives:

  • To understand the bacteriological and epidemiological basis of effective tuberculosis patient care and programme management
  • To understand transmission of TB bacilli and pathogenesis of tuberculosis
  • To understand diagnosis and treatment of TB infection and disease, including drug-resistant tuberculosis
  • To record, report, analyse and use data on TB case finding and treatment for decision-making at all levels of healthcare
  • To work collaboratively with various healthcare programmes and providers to further strengthen quality patient care and programme management

Who Should Attend:

This course is designed for specialists, medical and clinical officers, nurses, laboratory technicians, monitoring and evaluation officers, TB and HIV/AIDS, and non-communicable diseases and tobacco control programme staff and health policy and decision makers, who are primarily working in low- and middle-income countries.

Course Fee: 2,800 USD

A residential package fee is available at 3,760 USD (course fee + 960 USD for accommodation and breakfast).

Language: English

Accreditation:

Tuberculosis and Lung Health Course participants are eligible to earn continuing education units (CEUs) and continuing medical education (CMEs). The Tuberculosis and Lung Health Courses are accredited by both the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and the European Board for Accreditation in Pneumology (EBAP).

To learn more about this course and to sign up, please visit http://www.unioncourses.org/principles-of-tuberculosis-care-and-prevention-translating-knowledge-to-action-2.

To learn more about The Union’s course offerings, please visit our website at www.unioncourses.org.