Tuberculosis – Directly Observed Treatment Program

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What every healthcare professional and some specialist should know.
Tuberculosis is a major public health threat and is the leading infectious disease cause of death worldwide. In 2018, the This course module is designed for physicians, nurses and public health who are in involved in the management of patients with tuberculosis or any healthcare professionals who would like to increase their knowledge on updates of tuberculosis. This course will provide update on diagnosis and treatment latent tuberculosis infection and active tuberculosis disease. In addition, it will also discuss aspects of infection control and prevention, public health aspects of tuberculosis, directly observed therapy, and patient centered care and management.

Course Objectives

Upon conclusion of this modules, participants should be able to:

  • Increase knowledge on current advances for assessing risk, testing and treating latent TB infection to prevent development of disease 
  • Increase knowledge for the diagnosis and treatment of TB disease
  • Describe adverse drug effects to anti-TB medications
  • Identify appropriate TB infection control measures
  • Describes ways on improving patient care and management

About the Instructor

Shu-Hua Wang, MD, PharmD, MPH&TM

Professor of Medicine, The Ohio State University
Medical Director, Ben Franklin TB Program
TB Consultant, Ohio Department of Health
TB Consultant, CDC Northeast Regional TB Training Medical Center