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Self-study modules on tuberculosis 1-5 : Introduction
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    Course #WB2295

    The Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis are a series of educational modules designed to provide information about tuberculosis (TB) in a self-study format. This course is offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Tuberculosis Elimination (DTBE).

    The target audiences for this course are outreach workers, nurses, physicians, administrators, health educators, and students from a variety of settings, including: TB programs, Managed care organizations, Correctional facilities, Community-based organizations, Homeless shelters, Migrant clinics, Substance abuse facilities, Nursing and medical schools, Other facilities and programs serving persons with or at risk for TB.

    The Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis series consists of a total of nine modules that are separated into two courses. The first course, Modules 1-5, provides basic information on TB. The second course, Modules 6-9, provides more specific TB programmatic information. It is recommended that you work through Modules 1-5 before proceeding to Modules 6-9. For more information on Modules 6-9 see page 3.

    The Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis, 1-5 package includes five modules, an introduction, and a glossary:

    Introduction; Module 1: Transmission and Pathogenesis of Tuberculosis; Module 2: Epidemiology of Tuberculosis; Module 3: Targeted Testing and the Diagnosis of Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI) and Tuberculosis Disease; Module 4: Treatment of Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI) and Tuberculosis Disease; Module 5: Infectiousness and Infection Control; Glossary.

    A few topics have been repeated in several of the modules to enable the modules to be used either as a complete course or as stand-alone booklets.

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