Place of training: Cape Town
Duration: 10 days (2 weeks)
Date: 09th to 20th of May 2016
03rd to 14th of October 2016
Nber of participants: 12 maximum
Application: To SAMU training administrator: email@example.com
By offering an off-site training in a centralised venue:
We can draw on the large patient base in several hospitals and clinics for bedside and clinic-based learning.
We benefit from easy access to many experts in the field of HIV/TB to contribute to the trainings.
We are able to offer trainings to participants from a wide range of contexts who might not otherwise have access to an on-site training.
- We provide a higher level of training to a selected group of participants who will benefit most from this access to a greater body of HIV/TB experts.
- Exclusively for doctors and clinical officers, not nurses, MSF and MoH (if approved by the mission because of close collaboration with the MSF project).
- This is a clinical not a programmatic course, so the primary focus is updating or up-skilling participants in clinical knowledge and skills in HIV and TB management. Whilst the course content is adapted to a degree to the needs of each group, the primary learning level of this course is the non-specialist doctor or clinical officer with existing experience in HIV and TB and not the internal medicine and infectious diseases specialist
- At least four months current clinical experience in HIV management (not just TB) is required.
- English fluency is essential (at least level B2 according to the standard MSF fluency guide).
- Since learning is an ongoing process rather than just a one or two week injection of information in a classroom, we encourage participants to attend these trainings only when they are already working in the post where they will apply it. Under these circumstances real learning happens, namely the application of acquired knowledge that impacts performance in the workplace.
This HIV & TB clinical training, in Cape Town, contributes to provide quality HIV and TB care within a resource limited context
At the end of the training, participants will have increased their clinical competencies and skills to consult across a wide range of conditions commonly encountered in HIV/TB Primary Health care/district hospital settings
This is primarily a clinical not a programmatic course. However, where appropriate to the clinical learning, programmatic elements can be incorporated.
Drawing from a large database of training materials, a default package has been designed, based on the current needs and training experiences in the MSF HIV projects. Based on post-course feedbacks and ongoing communication with the SAMU HIV/TB advisors in the field the course content is adapted to meet the changing needs.
The course covers many of the topics below and if not covered in either the theoretical or practical weeks, much literature is made available on a memory stick as well as by access to the SAMU website
|Opportunistic infections (including TB)
To be able to diagnose and manage:
Systems HIV disease
To be able to manage common HIV clinical presentations in:
|Antiretroviral therapy (ART)
To be able to:
To be able to:
The course is overseen by the SAMU clinical training coordinator who draws on the expertise of the many local TB/HIV experts to facilitate learning.
The two weeks course consists of an integrated mix of classroom trainings and hospital- or clinic-based hands-on learning opportunities. Participants have the opportunity interact with HIV/TB experts in the field and to do hands-on learning with a variety of actual patients with TB/HIV conditions. Using interactive methodologies, clinical case history review, group and individual work, the group as a peer-to-peer source of learning, and the presenters as learning facilitators are considered as important pillars of the proposed teaching method.