About the course
Tuberculosis remains a serious public health problem in Brazil and worldwide. Its elimination appears as one of the goals within the Sustainable Development Goal on health and well-being, so that the World Health Organization envisions a world free of tuberculosis by 2035. In Brazil, to achieve these goals requires efforts from tuberculosis control programs, health professionals, and other society segments. For this, it is not enough to act on tuberculosis alone; latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection (LTBI) must also be detected and treated in the target populations. The situation of tuberculosis in people living with HIV (PLHIV) is also noteworthy. In this course, divided into three units, we will present specifics related to the management of LTBI, tuberculosis, and TB-HIV coinfection. The course is addressed to all health professionals who work directly or indirectly in tuberculosis control.
To train professionals who work in the prevention and control of tuberculosis in all spheres of care and management to qualify their performance in the fight against the disease in the country.
To know the general and epidemiological features of latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis (LTBI), TB e TB-HIV coinfection;
Recognize methods and tests available for diagnosing LTBI, TB, and TB-HIV coinfection;
Recognize the therapeutic schemes available for the treatment of LTBI, TB, and TB-HIV;
Identify vulnerable and/or priority populations for treatment;
Understand aspects related to surveillance and reporting of these diseases.
Unit 1: Management of latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection
Lesson 1 - History, epidemiological and general characteristics of tuberculosis
Lesson 2 - Diagnosis of LTBI
Lesson 3 - Treatment of LTBI
Lesson 4 - Priority populations for the treatment of LTBI
Lesson 5 - Surveillance and reporting of treatment for latent infection mycobacterium tuberculosis (LITB) (IL-TB system)
Unit 2: Tuberculosis: subsidies for the management and control of the disease
Lesson 1 - History, general and epidemiological features of TB
Lesson 2 - Diagnosis of tuberculosis
Lesson 3 - Treatment of tuberculosis (choice, standardized and individualized regimens)
Lesson 4 - TB treatment follow-up and adverse reactions
Lesson 5 - Special situations and the challenges for the management and control of tuberculosis in vulnerable populations
Lesson 6 - Surveillance of TB
Unit 3: TB-HIV Coinfection
Lesson 1 - General and epidemiological features of people living with HIV
Lesson 2 - Healthcare network organization
Lesson 3 - Diagnosis of TB-HIV coinfection
Lesson 4- Treatment of TB-HIV coinfection
How we organize
The course is offered as distance learning, self-instructional, and is mediated by course material and automated correction activities with feedback to the participants.
Audio, video, images, graphics, and the text itself will be used as learning resources.
The evaluation will be through multiple choice questions with four alternatives available at the end of each course unit.