Weekly study3 hours
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.
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
Learning on this course
You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. 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 developed the course?
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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