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FPD Management Of Tuberculosis

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Posted on 16 August 2012 at 09:48


Ranking 7th in reported TB cases, South Africa is among the 22 high-burden countries targeted as part of the World Health Organisation's Stop TB initiative. In 2002, 224 420 TB cases were reported. Of these, 182 583 were pulmonary TB cases, of which 98 800 cases were new infectious cases.The incidence rate in 2002 was 494 per 100 000 population. The increase in TB is closely related to the HIV epidemic; a recent study revealed that 58% of TB patients were co-infected with HIV.


All healthcare practitioners.


This is an online course. Participants have 3 months to complete the assessment process from date of registration.


The following modules are covered:

  • Transmission and pathogenesis.
  • Epidemiology and control.
  • The DOTS strategy and tuberculosis control.
  • Diagnosis.
  • Treatment.
  • Tuberculosis and HIV.
  • Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.
  • Tuberculosis in children.
  • Non-tuberculosis mycobacteria.
  • Infection control and prevention


Participants are assessed online through a multiple choice questionnaire.


Accredited according to the HPCSA CPD Guidelines for Health Professionals -November 2006, for 3 CEUs.


Your CPD certificate will be generated to your online CPD Manager, upon completion


R 456.00 (Inclusive of all VAT and taxes where applicable)


To apply for this course, simply navigate to the FPD School of Health Sciences module on www.mpconsulting.co.za and click the "Apply for course" button.

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