Tuberculosis: Essentials is an open, self-paced online course.
Please view the Course Access Guide document for instructions on how to access the TB Essentials online course.
The TB Essentials course is an open enrolment, self-paced course. It takes approximately 2.5 hours to complete.
The TB course was developed for registered nurses but can serve a broad range of health care providers who require an understanding of TB.
QuickTime is required to view the video content in this course - please contact your IT department in advance if this program is not installed on your computer.
Tuberculosis (TB) Essentials serves as an introduction to TB and provides foundational knowledge about TB infection and disease. The goal of this course is to prepare health care providers to provide basic TB services within a public health context in BC. Content is informed by the BCCDC TB manual, the Canadian TB Standards (7th ed.), and BCCDC TB Physicians and TB Nurse Consultants. Practice content is guided by the College of Registered Nurses of BC.
A certificate of completion is available for printing once the course and final evaluation have been completed.
Introduction to TB - introduces the TB course and the core health concepts that play a key role in TB care.
The TB Bacteria - introduces TB as a pathogen and explores the impact at the cellular and individual levels.
Assessment and Diagnosis - reviews the components of clinical evaluation for latent TB infection (LTBI) and active TB disease including chest radiography, TB mycobacteriology, and pathology examinations.
Treatment - reviews treatment of LTBI, active TB disease, drug reactions, treatment considerations and drug resistance.
Prevention - reviews TB prevention strategies, reporting and contact investigation pathways.