NURS 7050 Clinical Management of Tuberculosis (TB)

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 401377

Coordinator Linda Gregory Opens in new window

Description This unit examines the clinical management of Tuberculosis, particularly in relation to cause, prevalence, transmission, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of the disease. Students will be introduced to the different diagnostic tests used in the management of the disease in both adults and children. Case studies drawn from across the lifespan and different populations will provide a focus for exploring the pathophysiology of Tuberculosis, diagnostic options, modes of transmission and the pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options available.

School Nursing & Midwifery

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Examine the pathogenesis and transmission of Tuberculosis
  2. Outline and assess the prevalence of Tuberculosis globally
  3. Scrutinise the predictors for latent tuberculosis infection and limitations of screening tests
  4. Appraise methods for Tuberculosis diagnosis
  5. Critically analyse the treatment options for the clinical management of Tuberculosis
  6. Apply an understanding of Directly Observed Treatment (DOT) of Tuberculosis
  7. Critique strategies for the diagnosis and management of Tuberculosis in special populations

Subject Content

Epidemiology of tuberculosis
Pathogenesis and transmission of tuberculosis
Latent tuberculosis infection
Diagnosis of tuberculosis
Principles of specimen collection for the diagnosis of tuberculosis
Drug resistant tuberculosis
Treatment and medication management for people with tuberculosis
Disease containment and prevention strategies
Approach to management of tuberculosis in special populations (Pregnancy, childhood, substance use, immune suppressive conditions)

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Complete Online Module Exercises 20 N Individual
Multiple Choice Online Quiz, 30 questions 40 minutes 30 N Individual
Written Assessment – Guided Written Response to Case Study 2,000 words 50 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 1

Online

Online

Subject Contact Linda Gregory Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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