- Duration5 weeks
- Weekly study3 hours
- Extra BenefitsFrom $39
Prison Health: Managing Outbreaks of Tuberculosis in Prisons
Explore the challenges of managing TB outbreaks in prisons with global experts
Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease that can be transmitted from person to person and people in prison are a particular risk group.
TB disease can be fatal if left untreated and when mismanaged can lead to the development of drug resistance.
On this course, you’ll learn why it’s important to address TB in prisons and improve your ability to recognise symptoms of TB.
You’ll look in-depth at the prison specific challenges of managing a TB outbreak in a prison and work with your fellow learners to highlight good practice.
What topics will you cover?
Why tackling TB in prisons is an important public health measure
General background on what TB is and how it impacts on the person in prison
Challenges in outbreak management of TB in prisons
How a whole prison approach is necessary for successful management
When would you like to start?
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Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone interested in learning about TB in a prison setting.
This may include prison healthcare staff, prison security staff and other groups supporting people with TB in prisons.
Who will you learn with?
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