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Explore the challenges of managing TB outbreaks in prisons with global experts. 

Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease that can be transmitted from person to person and people in prison are a particular risk group. 

TB disease can be fatal if left untreated and when mismanaged can lead to the development of drug resistance. 

On this course, you’ll learn why it’s important to address TB in prisons and improve your ability to recognise symptoms of TB. 

You’ll look in-depth at the prison specific challenges of managing a TB outbreak in a prison and work with your fellow learners to highlight good practice. 

  • Why tackling TB in prisons is an important public health measure 
  • General background on what TB is and how it impacts on the person in prison 
  • Challenges in outbreak management of TB in prisons 
  • How a whole prison approach is necessary for successful management 

This course is designed for anyone interested in learning about TB in a prison setting. 

This may include prison healthcare staff, prison security staff and other groups supporting people with TB in prisons. 

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to… 
  • Justify the importance of diagnosing and treating TB in prisons 
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of TB 
  • Discuss the prison-specific challenges of outbreak management of TB in prisons 
  • Ozone certificate
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