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24 Aug 2018

A range of post-graduate courses will take place on Wednesday 24 October at the 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health. Details are now online and outlined below. Places are limited and pre-registration is required for these post-graduate courses

Reserve your space for post-graduate courses when you register for the conference. If you have already registered, login and update your order. Click on ‘Add item’ to find the list of post-graduate courses.

Post-graduate course highlights

An introduction to tuberculosis modelling
This course is designed for individuals interested in modelling TB and the impact of TB care and prevention programmes. It will introduce participants to the basic structure, assumptions, principles, and concepts of TB modelling, including key aspects of the natural history of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and the impact and cost-effectiveness of TB care and prevention programmes. Read more… 

Air pollution and health: understanding the problem and advocating for solutions
The primary outcomes of this course are:
1. increased awareness among clinicians of the impact of air pollution on people´s health
2. improved capacity of clinicians to educate and advise patients on air pollution,
3. an empowered community of clinician champions for clean air action who engage in advocacy and advise governments to accelerate pollution-control policies. Read more…

How to perform contact investigations
In this interactive course, the basic principles of contact investigation are discussed step by step (including monitoring and evaluation), with the use of real-life examples of contact investigation from different countries. By the end of the course participants should be able to:
1. Identify when contact investigation is necessary
2. Determine and motivate priority and timing of contacts eligible for examination
3. Motivate the scaling up and/or the completion of contact investigation
4. Name essential indicators for monitoring and evaluation of contact investigation practices
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Key components of an effective and sustainable tuberculosis infection control programme
The course will describe a priority-based approach to TB infection control programme development, monitoring and evaluation, and introduce recently developed guidelines and recommendations. Read more…

Managing tuberculosis in children
This comprehensive course aims to equip physicians involved in child TB care with the knowledge and skills to diagnose and manage common forms of TB, including drug-resistant TB; preventive therapy and HIV-TB co-infection. Read more…

Update on clinical and programmatic management of multidrug- and extensively drug-resistant TB (MDR-/XDR-TB) 
This course presents cutting edge strategies for the clinical and programmatic management of MDR-TB for the front-line clinician, nurse, epidemiologist, laboratory technician and programme manager based on the newly updated WHO guidelines. It will use case-based and didactic presentations to illustrate ways to implement the most recent internationally recommended practices to address DR-TB. Read more…

An introduction to national tuberculosis patient cost surveys
In this post-graduate course, we will outline the rationale for TB patient cost surveys and explain global progress in conducting such surveys. By the end of the course, participants are expected to have a preliminary theoretical and practical understanding of the methods used to conduct a TB patient cost survey and its uses. Read more…

TB prevention in children in high TB burden settings: implementing the child contact management (CCM) care cascade
The aim of this course is to develop knowledge and build operational capacity to effectively implement and enhance the CCM care cascade in high TB burden settings. Read more…

Multimedia in tuberculosis research: a powerful tool for data collection, dissemination and agenda setting
This session will contribute to the understanding of how multimedia can be used in different phases of the research process, from data collection methods to agenda setting, dissemination of results, advocacy and human-centred care, and attitude and behaviour change. Read more…

An introduction to costing tuberculosis services
Participants will gain hands-on experience in working with cost data for different purposes and appraising cost data quality. We will highlight the use of cost data in TB programme planning and financing, and give a brief description of the resources available from the Global Health Costing Consortium in support of this effort. The workshop is for those who are new to economic costing, and provides an introduction and links to follow-on resources. Read more…

TBdata4action: making sense and use of routine tuberculosis data for management
Participants will learn of the importance of collecting and recording quality TB data, and how to analyse local routine data that is directly linked to TB management at facility, district and provincial levels through practical examples, carry out data-driven supportive supervision and performance review meetings and roll out this approach in their countries. Read more…

Expanding TB public health workforce development to improve equitable access to best practice TB care and treatment for all: putting the TeleECHO Model into practice
In this post-graduate course we will introduce participants to the basic principles and components of the ECHO model for education and training, review examples of adaptation and implementation of the model in a variety of TB-epidemic contexts in both high- and low-burden settings and transnational contexts, and guide participants through the development of their own initial design of an action plan for a TB ECHO programme for their local context.
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Gender integration for tuberculosis—essential elements for achieving sustainable health outcomes
Evidence shows that advancing gender equality is essential for health and well-being across the globe. This practical and participatory course is designed to help colleagues working in TB to understand how gender dynamics influence health outcomes and how to effectively address gender gaps and opportunities in global health programmes and services. Read more…

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