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Infectious Diseases: Tuberculosis


Approximately 18 minutes

Course Description:

The course "Infectious Diseases: Tuberculosis" is designed to give a brief overview of tuberculosis, its method of transmission, and typical signs and symptoms associated with it. The course also covers tuberculosis treatment, as well as an overview of MDR-TB and XDR-TB.

This course was created by Pacific EMPRINTS, at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Creation of the course was funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Grant No. T01HP6427-0100.


This course fulfills, in part, the following Core Competencies for Teaching Emergency Preparedness to Health Professions Students and Clinical Personnel:
  1. Institute appropriate steps to limit spread, including infection control.
  2. Initiate patient care within your professional scope of practice.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
  1. Differentiate between TB, MDR-TB, and XDR-TB.
  2. Identify various methods of testing for TB.
  3. List the steps of TB treatment.

Target Audiences:

Public Health personnel, Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists, Dentists, Veterinarians, Other Emergency Medical Services personnel

Certificate of Completion:

A Certificate of Completion is available to be printed for this course upon completion of the post-test with a score of 80% or higher.

Cost: FREE*

*subject to change without notice.