Tuberculosis (TB) Free Course: Diagnosis, Treatment, Control Strategies

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Tuberculosis is a common infectious illness primarily affecting the lungs. Bacteria are transmitted from one person to another individual via airborne particles. Antibiotic treatment for tuberculosis requires a complicated schedule and careful adherence to avoid the establishment of drug-resistant strains. This educational course covers everything about dealing with people who have TB, detecting patients, monitoring treatment, and guaranteeing medication adherence. It also encloses specific equipment and guidelines to prevent TB in hospitals and communities. You will understand the importance of detecting TB early, taking medication appropriately, and using several TB treatments.

The LTBI Evaluation and Management module discusses LTBI concepts, testing methodologies, and effective management measures. It differentiates from tuberculin skin testing and interferon gamma-release analyses, outlining their advantages and limitations. The training also highlights the role of BCG vaccination and therapy for prevention. It provides a comprehensive overview of TB prevention for non-active patients.

Upon completing this course, students will have the necessary information and abilities to detect, manage, and prevent tuberculosis, highlighting the role of healthcare practitioners and public health activities. You’ll also learn about prevention and control by covering various subjects, including case identification tactics, environmental controls, and vaccines. This knowledge will equip you to tackle TB across multiple healthcare settings, even those with high disease burdens. Enrol now!

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What Will You Learn?

  • Outline the prescribed TB treatment phases and drug combinations
  • Discuss the global TB distribution and burden using available data
  • Identify the factors causing high TB burden in low- and middle-income countries
  • Indicate the TB's impact on public health, considering social, economic, and healthcare aspects
  • Discuss the strategies for TB control, focusing on healthcare system strengthening and awareness
  • State the challenges in diagnosing, treating, and preventing drug-resistant tuberculosis
  • Identify the TB drugs, distinguishing first and second-line medications
  • List the side effects linked to anti-tuberculosis medications
  • Discuss the recent advancements in tuberculosis treatment approaches
  • Recognise the strategies enhancing adherence in tuberculosis management
  • Summarise the advantages, implications, challenges, and limitations of TB diagnostic methods

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