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TB Notes 4, 2004
No. 4, 2004
TRAINING AND EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS
The Communications, Education, and Behavioral Studies Branch (CEBSB)
is pleased to announce the release of the Interactive Core Curriculum
on Tuberculosis: What the Clinician Should Know Web-based course.
This course was designed to provide clinicians with basic information
about TB, including the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of
latent TB infection and TB disease. The course is available at
www.cdc.gov/nchstp/tb/webcourses/corecurr/index.htm. A CD ROM
version of the course was released in early 2005. The revised print
version of the Core Curriculum on Tuberculosis will be released
in the fall 2005.
This Web-based course consists of nine interactive chapters:
Chapter 1 - Tuberculosis in the United States "
Chapter 2 - Transmission and Pathogenesis of Tuberculosis
Chapter 3 - Testing for Tuberculosis Disease and Infection
Chapter 4 - Diagnosis of Tuberculosis
Chapter 5 - Treatment of Latent Tuberculosis Infection
Chapter 6 - Treatment of Tuberculosis Disease
Chapter 7 - Infection Control in Health Care Settings
Chapter 8 - BCG Vaccination
Chapter 9 - Community Tuberculosis Control
Continuing education (CE) credits are offered free of charge for
various professions based on approximately 5 hours of instruction
in the course: 5.25 continuing medical education credits (CME),
6.1 continuing nursing education credits (CNE), 0.5 continuing education
units (CEU), and 5.0 Certified Health Education Specialist continuing
education contact hours (CECH). Instructions on how to obtain credits
are included in the course.
óReported by Maria Fraire, MPH, CHES
Div of TB Elimination