Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis 6-9
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The Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis are a series of educational modules designed to provide information about tuberculosis in a self-study format. This course is offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The target audience for this course is health care workers such as outreach workers, nurses, physicians, administrators, and students from a variety of settings, including
- TB programs
- Managed care organizations
- Correctional facilities
- Community-based organizations
- Homeless shelters
- Migrant clinics
- Substance abuse facilities
- Nursing and medical schools
- Other facilities serving persons with or at risk for TB
About the Modules
The Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis series consists of a total of nine modules that are separated into two separate courses. The first course, Modules 1-5, provides basic information on TB. The second course, Modules 6-9, provides more specific TB programmatic information. It is recommended that you work through Modules 1-5 before proceeding to Modules 6-9. For more information on Modules 1-5 see Companion Products below.
This package contains Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis, 6-9, and includes four modules, an introduction, and a glossary.
Introduction (this page)
Module 6: Contact Investigations for Tuberculosis
Module 7: Confidentiality in Tuberculosis Control
Module 8: Tuberculosis Surveillance and Case Management in Hospitals and Institutions
Module 9: Patient Adherence to Tuberculosis Treatment
A few topics have been repeated in several of the modules to enable the modules to be used either as a complete course or as stand-alone booklets.
Each module contains the following sections:
Background: Background information to help you understand the purpose of the module
Objectives: A guide to the information you should learn from the module
New Terms: A list of terms that are introduced in the module and listed in the glossary
Reading Material: The reading material for the module, including diagrams, charts, illustrations, and photographs
Study Questions: Sets of questions, spread throughout the reading material, designed to help you assess how well you have learned the content of the module. Be sure to take advantage of these valuable exercises because they will help you prepare for the final examination. Answers are provided at the end of the module so that you can check your work.
Case Studies: Case studies designed to help you apply the concepts you have learned in the module. Answers are provided at the end of the module so that you can check your work.
Summary: A description of key points in the module
Additional Reading: A list of references for additional information
Continuing education units (CEUs), continuing nursing units (CNEs), and continuing medical education units (CMEs) are free of charge for this course. For more information, visit Continuing Education Activities.
Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis, 1-5, includes five modules, an introduction, and a glossary. It is available in print-based format or in a Web-based format (see below)
Module 1: Transmission and Pathogenesis of Tuberculosis
Module 2: Epidemiology of Tuberculosis
Module 3: Diagnosis of Tuberculosis Infection and Disease
Module 4: Treatment of Tuberculosis Infection and Disease
Module 5: Infectiousness and Infection Control
The Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis, 1-5, and Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis, 6-9, can be ordered from several sources depending on your needs.
- If you want to register for either of the courses and receive continuing education credit, contact the Public Health Training Network (1-800-41-TRAIN). Please specify Modules 1-5 course number SS-3035 or Modules 6-9 course number SS-3036.
- If you do not want to register for continuing education credit you can request a copy of the modules from the Division of Tuberculosis Elimination at (404) 639-8135 or order them online.
The Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis served as the basis for two satellite courses:
A Satellite Primer on Tuberculosis (Modules 1-5) was a
five-part series of 1.5-hour broadcasts airing May 4, May 11, May
18, June 1, and June 8, 1995.
TB Frontline - Satellite Primer Continued: Modules 6-9 was a three-part series of 2-hour broadcasts airing January 27, February 3, and February 10, 2000.
The Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis have won several awards for excellence. These include
- 1996 Outstanding Instructional Product or Intervention Award from the International Society for Performance Improvement for A Satellite Primer on Tuberculosis (Modules 1-5)
- 1999 Freddie Award for the Infectious Disease Category from the International Health Medical and Health Film Competition for the Web-based Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis (Modules 1-9)
CDC welcomes your comments and questions on the Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis. If you have comments about the content of the course, or if you have a question about a study question or a case study, please address this to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing at
Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis
Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, MS E-10
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Rd, NE
Atlanta, GA 30333
For additional information on tuberculosis, visit CDC’s Division of TB Elimination Web site.