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Prison Health: Managing Outbreaks of Tuberculosis in Prisons

Learn about the importance of addressing tuberculosis in prisons and the considerations for managing an outbreak in this setting.

1,687 enrolled on this course

Prison Health: Managing Outbreaks of Tuberculosis in Prisons

1,687 enrolled on this course

  • 5 weeks

  • 3 hours per week

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  • Advanced level

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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

Who is this accredited by?

The CPD Certification Service
The CPD Certification Service:

This course has been certified by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to continuing professional development principles.

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On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Justify the importance of diagnosing and treating TB in prisons
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of TB
  • Discuss the prison-specific challenges of outbreak management of TB in prisons
  • Reflect on examples of good practice

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?

Who developed the course?

UK Health Security Agency

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) is responsible for planning, preventing and responding to external health threats by providing intellectual, scientific and operational leadership at national and local level, as well as on the global stage. UKHSA is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department of Health and Social Care.

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