• Course information

    Place of training
    Anywhere with internet access
    English and French
    Target group
    MSF and MoH clinical staff with little or no HIV knowledge/experience
    Number of participants
    Unlimited as there is individual access
    Approx. 35 hours

    See below 'How to Enrol' tab to download the enrollment guide PDF for step-by-step instructions on how to access the course. For issues with enrollment, please contact:  zenithelp.ecampus@barcelona.msf.org.

    Application For CPD Points

    This course has been granted a total of 40 South African CPD points. See below ‘How To Apply For CPD Points’

  • How to enrol

    This training is hosted by MSF'S Tembo.
    In order to enrol you must first create a profile on E-Campus

    Download the following PDF Enrolment Guide for a step-by-step-guide of the enrolment process:

    For any enrolment issues, please contact the OCBA E-Campus: zenithelp.ecampus@barcelona.msf.org.

  • How to Apply for CPD Points

    Download the following CPD Guide for a step-by-step-guide of how to apply for CPD Points:

    For any CPD issues, please contact Cindy at cindy.cordingley-wiid@joburg.msf.org.

  • Background

    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.

    Target Group:

    • 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.
  • Objectives

    General Objective:

    • 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.
  • Content

    HIV Overview module

    Unit 1:
    HIV History and Epidemiology
    Unit 2:
    Natural evolution of HIV

    ART Module (English or French)

    Unit 1:
    Introduction to ART
    Unit 2:
    Eligibility and Choosing 1st line regimen
    Unit 3:
    Part 1: ART side-effects
    Part 2: Approach to possible ART side-effects
    Part 3: Side-effect practice
    Unit 4: 
    Monitoring the patient on ART – parts 1&2
    Unit 5: Managing the patient with a high viral load – parts 1-3
    Unit 6:
    Drug interactions in HIV/TB

    PMTCT Module (English or French)

    Unit 1:
    Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission
    Unit 2:
    HIV Counselling and Testing in PMTCT
    Unit 3:
    Providing ARVs to Pregnant and Breastfeeding Mothers
    Unit 4:
    Care of the Exposed Baby

      TB Module (English or French)

      Unit 1:
      TB Overview
      Unit 2:
      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
      Unit 3:
      Reducing the burden of TB in PLHIV
      Unit 4:
      Part 1: TB Treatment
      Part 2: Treatment Challenges and MonitoringTreatment
      Unit 5:
      Part 1: Diagnosis of DR-TB
      Part 2: MDR-TB Treatment, Challenges and Monitoring
      Unit 6:
      Preventing TB infection and development of active TB
      Unit 7:
      TB in children


















    Pedagogic Approach

    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