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Global Tuberculosis (TB) Clinical Management and Research

Johns Hopkins University via Coursera

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ENROLLMENT OPTIONS

Those interested in participating in this course have three options:

  1. Free Enrollment:  Click “Sign Up” to enroll in course for FREE and earn a statement of accomplishment upon completion.
  2. Signature Track Enrollment:  Click “Signature Track” and follow the enrollment steps.  You will be required to pay a $39 non-refundable fee.  Upon course completion you will receive a verified certificate, which employers can search. What’s this?
  3. Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Credit:  For healthcare professionals interested in earning Continuing Nurse Education (CNE) contact hours you must:

  • Complete Signature Track enrollment.
  • Complete registration process through Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. You will be required to pay an additional non-refundable fee of $60 in addition to the $39 fee for signature track.

SIGNING UP FOR CNE CREDIT

If you’re interested in signing up for CNE Credit and have already signed up for Signature Track, click this link to register for CNE: http://nursing.jhu.edu/tbmanagement

ABOUT THE COURSE

Estimates from the World Health Organization demonstrate that Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) remains a leading cause of death globally. TB also is the leading cause of death among persons with HIV infection and remains a challenge for both clinicians and researchers.  This nine-week course focuses on TB/HIV Co-Infection and innovative research solutions to address the disease and introduces an overview on TB Care and Management Health Care Workers or Health Profession Students will learn to plan and deliver TB care in their communities by applying the latest clinical and research data to their setting.

Course consists of:

  • Video lectures
  • Quizzes
  • Peer assessments
  • Large and small group online work and discussions
  • Individual work
  • Access to world renowned TB and HIV experts

Course Competencies

  • At the end of the course, it is expected that participants will be able to:
  • Describe the epidemiology of TB and drug resistant TB in patients with and without HIV
  • Diagnose TB infection accurately and understand the latest diagnostic advances
  • Identify correct treatment regimens for TB, MDR-TB and XDR-TB management
  • Manage clients presenting with all forms of TB including those co-infected with HIV
  • Recognize and manage all adverse reaction associated with antiretroviral and TB treatment
  • Identify strategies to assist clients and patients in improving treatment adherence

Syllabus

Week 1: Epidemiologic Overview of Global TB and DR-TB
  • Global TB Epidemiology
  • Drug Resistant Tuberculosis

Week 2: Diagnostic Testing for TB
  • Current Approaches to TB Diagnosis
  • Emerging Tools in TB Diagnosis 

Week 3: Pharmacology of Anti-Tuberculosis Treatment
  • Treatment of Tuberculosis I: Current Therapeutics
  • Treatment of Tuberculosis II: Areas of Research

Week 4: Overview of TB Management Principles
  • Principles of Clinical Management of TB
  • Video 3: Challenges and Knowledge Gaps in TB

Week 5: Latent TB in India
  • Latent TB in India
  • Example Research Solutions for India

Week 6: TB Infection Control in South Africa
  • TB Infection Control
  • Systematic Evaluation of Infection Control at Primary Health Centers and M(X)DR-TB Hospitals in South Africa

Week 7:TB in Healthcare Workers
  • TB in Healthcare Workers Globally
  • Example Research Solutions from around the World 

Week 8: TB Intensified Case Finding in Brazil
  • TB Intensified Case Findings in Brazil
  • Solutions for Brazil

Week 9: Cost Effectiveness Analysis in TB Clinical Trials
  • Cost Effectiveness Analysis in TB Clinical Trials
  • Cost Effectiveness TB Research Example

Taught by

Jason Farley

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