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Prison Health: Managing Outbreaks of Tuberculosis in Prisons

Public Health England via FutureLearn

Overview

Explore the challenges of managing TB outbreaks in prisons with global experts

Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease that can be transmitted from person to person and people in prison are a particular risk group.

TB disease can be fatal if left untreated and when mismanaged can lead to the development of drug resistance.

On this course, you’ll learn why it’s important to address TB in prisons and improve your ability to recognise symptoms of TB.

You’ll look in-depth at the prison specific challenges of managing a TB outbreak in a prison and work with your fellow learners to highlight good practice.

This course is designed for anyone interested in learning about TB in a prison setting.

This may include prison healthcare staff, prison security staff and other groups supporting people with TB in prisons.

Taught by

Molly Bridge

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