Provider: OCB   

 Commitment: 6 Months

 

 Language: English & French

 Topic: Medical  

 

Dates: Permanent edition (all year)

           

 

 Estimated cost: - 
 Number of seats:      Course Format: Online (with tutor)   

 Duration: 26-32 hours

 

General Objective

The aim of this module is to provide a foundation of essential knowledge in HIV and TB.

 List of Contents

Module 1 – HIV overview

  • Orientation
  • HIV history and epidemiology
  • HIV natural evolution 

Module 2 – ART module

  • Introduction to ART
  • Eligibility and choosing 1 st line regimen
  • Monitoring the patient on ART – parts 1 and 2
  • Introduction to ART side-effects
  • Common side-effects
  • ART drug interactions 

Module 3 – PMTCT

  • Prevention of mother to child transmission
  • HIV counselling and testing in PMTCT
  • Providing ARVs to pregnant and breastfeeding mothers
  • Care of the exposed baby 

Module 4 -TB

  • TB overview
  • TB the most common cause of morbidity and mortality in people living with HIV (PLHIV)
  • Diagnosing TB in PLHIV
  • Improving TB diagnosis in your setting
  • Reducing the burden of TB in PLHIV
  • TB treatment
  • Treatment challenges and monitoring treatment
  • Diagnosis of DR TB
  • MDR TB treatment challenges and monitoring
  • Preventing TB infection and development of active T
  • TB in children

 Methodology

The course consists of four different interactive learning modules, detailed above. At the end of each one the participant completes a quiz and a feedback form, the successful completion of which results in the issuing of a certificate.

 As the course offers no hands-on exposure to actual patients it must be understood that, on completion, the participant is unlikely to be equipped immediately to consult independently in an HIV/TB clinic. The ideal learning process to accompany this course, though not always achievable, is to have facilitated discussions with clinicians with HIV/TB consulting experience while doing the e-learning course and then to have some form of supervision for the first month or so of actual consulting in a clinic.

Please note that we continue to develop this e-learning course as we try and optimise the meeting of the needs of our target group. The information that you give us in the feedback documents at the end of each module will be carefully studied and will contribute to achieving this.

How to Enrol

To register, send an e-mail request to SAMU.eLearning@joburg.msf.org