Course informationPlace of trainingAnywhere with internet accessDurationApprox. 35 hoursNumber of participantsUnlimited as there is individual accessLanguageEnglish and FrenchTarget groupMSF and MoH clinical staff with little or no HIV knowledge/experienceApplication
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How to enrol
This course, developed in partnership with MSF Canada, is currently available as a stand-alone training to anyone for their own self-study. As there is no hands-on exposure to actual patients it must be understood that, on completion, the participant with no prior HIV experience will not be equipped to consult independently in an HIV/TB clinic. Clinical exposure, ideally in the form of supervised consultations in a TB/HIV clinic, is an essential prerequisite for equipping the participants with the skills necessary for independent consulting.
By offering a web-based training:
- We contribute to greater access to training opportunities for all staff – in the field or between missions, MSF or MoH and at any learning level.
- We offer the opportunity for anyone with internet access and a computer to follow the training in their own time
- We provide training resources that can be used as a prerequisite or as support for other MSF trainings with an HIV/TB component.
- MSF and MoH clinical staff with little or no HIV knowledge/experience, who are planning to work in a setting where they will be providing clinical care to HIV positive patients. This can include doctors, clinical officers, physician assistants and nurses.
- It is currently available in English and in French.
- This basic HIV & TB clinical e-training, contributes to providing quality HIV and TB care within a resource-limited context
Specific Learning Objective:
- At the end of the training, participants will have acquired the theoretical knowledge to engage, under supervision, in the diagnosis and management of common HIV/TB conditions encountered in primary care settings, using current evidence-based medicine within a resource limited context.
HIV Overview module
HIV History and Epidemiology
Natural evolution of HIV
ART Module (English or French)
Introduction to ART
Eligibility and Choosing 1st line regimen
Part 1: ART side-effects
Part 2: Approach to possible ART side-effects
Part 3: Side-effect practice
Monitoring the patient on ART – parts 1&2
Unit 5: Managing the patient with a high viral load – parts 1-3
Drug interactions in HIV/TB
PMTCT Module (English or French)
Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission
HIV Counselling and Testing in PMTCT
Providing ARVs to Pregnant and Breastfeeding Mothers
Care of the Exposed Baby
TB Module (English or French)
Part 1: TB the most common cause of
morbidity and mortality in PLHIV
Part 2: Diagnosing TB in PLHIV
Part 3: Improving TB diagnosis and your setting
Reducing the burden of TB in PLHIV
Part 1: TB Treatment
Part 2: Treatment Challenges and MonitoringTreatment
Part 1: Diagnosis of DR-TB
Part 2: MDR-TB Treatment, Challenges and Monitoring
Preventing TB infection and development of active TB
TB in children
This e-training involves approximately 35 hours of self-directed, computer-based theoretical learning.
Designed to accompany the MSF HIV/TB Clinical Guide, it includes explanations of the key concepts, video lectures, on-screen exercises and learning activities, supplementary documents, tools and references and patient case histories.
The course can be done entirely on-line but is also available as a once-off downloadable file that can be worked at off-line. Limited internet access is required merely for submitting quizzes and evaluations at the completion of modules