OTHER TECHNICAL COURSES
This intensive course covers fundamental facts about TB-HIV clinical management and the latest evidence and experience. Theory is complemented by practical learning through case studies and role plays. The content can be adapted to the country where the course is being held and ample time is allotted for participants to share opinions and clinical questions. The aim is to harmonise clinical management of co-infected patients and provide both TB and HIV clinicians with the skills needed to deliver high-quality care even in resource-constrained settings.
The objective of this course is to improve national implementation of collaborative TB-HIV activities, as measured by achievement against selected key indicators from the World Health Organization and Stop TB Partnership's Global Plan to Stop TB. The curriculum is designed to train leaders from both TB and AIDS programmes to work together on TB-HIV issues to bring about changes in policy at the national level and ultimately improve outcomes for patients.
The Union offers an intensive course in operational research that consists of three 5-day modules spaced out over 9 months. The aim is to help participants develop the practical skills for conducting and publishing operational research. Participants work with facilitators to develop their own research protocol in Module 1. They start to collect data and learn how to set up an electronic system for data entry and analysis in Module 2. They return for Module 3 with data collected and analysed, and learn how to write their own scientific paper, which is then submitted within two weeks to an international peer-reviewed journal.
The Union Tobacco Control Department offers training designed to strengthen capacity for effective tobacco control programmes in countries with the highest burden of tobacco use. Technical training courses are offered to assist countries in meeting requirements under the WHO's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). The courses are based on FCTC's available guidelines, the MPOWER tobacco control strategy and global best practices.
The Union is a co-sponsor of the international chest X-ray recording and reporting (CRRS) courses offered in Cape Town, South Africa at the UCT Lung Institute. The UCT Conference Management Centre (UCT CMC) manages the courses. For details about upcoming sessions,
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