Understanding TB in Prisons
Learn the importance of addressing tuberculosis in prisons and the considerations for managing an outbreak with this free online course from Public Health England.
Who is the course for?
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.
What topics will you cover?
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
What will you achieve?
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
Reflect on examples of good practice