The Fundamentals of TB Training


Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious bacterial infection. If it remains untreated, it can be fatal for the infected person. It spreads when we inhale droplets given off by an infected person whenever they sneeze or cough.

TB primarily affects the lungs, but other body parts, including the nervous system, abdomen, bones, and glands, can also be infected.

Medical experts from around the globe are making efforts to end TB and aim to reduce deaths resulting from the disease by 95 percent in the next ten to fifteen years. However, to achieve this goal, medical staff must understand how to diagnose, treat, cure, and prevent TB.

This course has been designed to introduce healthcare workers to tuberculosis. It will allow them to learn how to diagnose tuberculosis, provide treatments to patients, and prevent TB. The course covers four primary areas of learning:

  1. Tuberculosis and bacterial infection
  2. Clinical assessment and diagnosis
  3. Clinical management and treatment
  4. Control and prevention.

It is divided into six modules, including an introduction to tuberculosis disease and infection, control and prevention of TB, and tuberculosis diagnosis methods and practices, that aim to provide its readers with knowledge appropriate to their level. The course also teaches medical workers how to ensure the successful prevention and treatment of tuberculosis, thereby reducing the transmission and incidence of TB on a national and global scale.