The course is designed for healthcare workers at the secondary and primary level of the healthcare system.
In this POLHN self-paced program, you will learn the essentials for effective management of tuberculosis in children.
This course begins with the epidemiology and diagnosis of TB in children. Next, you will be taught about treatment and TB in the context of HIV, before ending with methods of prevention.
What will you learn?
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
- Identify the risk factors associated with TB in children;
- Assess a child with symptoms similar to those of TB and make a diagnosis;
- Initiate children with TB onto treatment;
- Cite the specific considerations of TB in the context of HIV;
- Prevent the development of TB in children through various methods, including vaccination, preventive therapy, and infection control; and
- Detect new cases of childhood TB in households of TB patients.