Effective TB Interviewing for Contact Investigation:
Facilitator Led Training Guide
10. Course Activities
This section contains all of the interactive activities
for the Effective TB Interviewing for Contact Investigation Course.
The agenda gives you an overview of the activities and approximately
how long each activity takes. You may revise the agenda, depending
on your participants’ needs and time available for the course.
For example, if your group has a strong foundation of the basics
but needs some “refresher” training, you may wish to
go straight to the role-plays.
Each activity is listed separately. The activity descriptions
contain the following sections:
Materials needed – All of the activities
have accompanying handouts, which require duplicating. For some,
you may need additional items. The handouts are included immediately
after each activity section.
You should review all of the activities before deciding
how to provide the training. This will also assist you in preparing
items you may need and in anticipating any questions that may arise.
The activities you plan can be varied based on number of facilitators
and size of group.
Each activity may also contain handouts for the participants,
group leaders, and group observers. Course facilitator’s instructions
are also designated. These are marked respectively as
All handouts may be duplicated and modified, as needed,
Figure 5 (page 31) shows an overview of the course
activities associated with the course. This is not the formal agenda.
A formal agenda should be typed and duplicated for the course participants.
It should include a list of the course activities along with allotted
timings and additional items, including
Registration – This is the period
of time prior to the course in which participants arrive, sign
in on a preprinted roster, and receive any participant materials
and name tags.
Breaks – You should allow at least
one 15-minute break in the agenda for every 2 hours of course
time. This permits participants to relax for a few minutes,
network with others, and also respond to any work-related tasks.
Breaks may be negotiated if you wish. For example, if a course
is moving along smoothly and in a timely fashion, participants
may choose to forego a break in order to leave the course early.
Breaks can also be shortened if a course is behind schedule
and time needs to be made up.
Meals – Generally, 45-60 minutes
should be allotted for a lunch or dinner break, depending on
the time at which the course is being held. If the meal is being
provided as part of the course, the meal break can be shorter.
However, if participants need to go off site to purchase their
meal, this break time should allow for additional time.
Evaluation – About 15 minutes at
the end of the course should be allotted for participants to
complete the written course evaluation form.
Figure 5. Course Activities Overview
||Name of Activity
||Informal one-on-one interview
|| Written with group discussion
||Infectious Period Exercise
||Active Listening Exercise
||Verbal and listening – facilitated
||TB Interview Strategy Exercise
||Case study and group interviews
||TB Interview Structure Exercise
||Effective TB Interviewing (optional)
||Modeled video interviews with facilitated discussion
||One-on-one observed interviews
Activity 8 is the showing of the Effective TB Interviewing
for Contact Investigation video. This video provides examples
of TB interviewing techniques with teaching points from actual interviewers
and patients. It was designed as a self-contained teaching tool.
However, the video can be used as part of this course to initiate
discussion and provide examples of interviews prior to course participants
actually conducting interviews. The video is 67 minutes long and
can be ordered from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
Division of Tuberculosis Elimination.
All activities in this section may be adapted to fit
local demographics and standards of practice.
Released October 2008
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
Division of Tuberculosis Elimination - http://www.cdc.gov/tb
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