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Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis 6 - 9 Continuing Education

Continuing education (CE) is offered free of charge for various professions. In order to receive CE, you must complete an exam and course evaluation.

Activity Number
Activity Title/Topic

Self Study on Tuberculosis (Modules 6-9)


Maryam Haddad, MSN, MPH
CDC Division of Tuberculosis Elimination

Amera Khan, BA, MPH
Lead for the Education, Training, and Behavioral Studies Team
CDC Division of Tuberculosis Elimination

Phillip LoBue, BA, MD
Associate Director for Science
CDC Division of Tuberculosis Elimination

Allison Maiuri, BS, MPH, CHES
Health Education Specialist
CDC Division of Tuberculosis Elimination

Linette McElroy
Practice Consultant
Victoria, British Columbia

Sarah Segerlind, BS, MPH
Health Education Specialist
CDC Division of Tuberculosis Elimination

Origination Date

September 26, 2013

Expiration Date

September 26, 2015





Participants will need a print version of the Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis, 6-9 or a computer with an internet connection to access the online version of the Modules at

Target Audience

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, homeless shelters, migrant clinics, substance abuse facilities, nursing and medical schools, and other facilities serving persons with or at risk for TB.


A participant should be familiar with tuberculosis basics. It is recommended, but not required, that the Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis, 1-5 be completed before beginning the Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis, 6-9.



Program Description

The Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis, 6-9 includes a set of four educational modules, an introduction, and a glossary designed to provide education about various topics in tuberculosis through a self-study format.


After working through Modules 6-9, participants will be able to:

Module 6: Managing Patients and Improving Adherence

  1. List the four priority activities of TB prevention and control.
  2. Describe the activities associated with TB case management.
  3. Describe directly observed therapy (DOT).
  4. Discuss TB treatment adherence strategies.
  5. Explain considerations for TB case management in special settings.

Module 7: Patient Rights and Confidentiality in Tuberculosis Control

  1. Define confidentiality.
  2. Explain why trust is important to a successful patient-health care worker relationship.
  3. List four types of patient’s rights.
  4. Describe how confidentiality is an essential issue in several of the core components of a TB control program.

Module 8: Contact Investigations for Tuberculosis

  1. Define a TB contact investigation.
  2. State the goals of a TB contact investigation.
  3. Describe the systematic approach to TB contact investigations.
  4. Define a TB source case investigation.

Module 9: Tuberculosis Outbreak Detection and Response

  1. List the criteria to meet the definition of a TB outbreak.
  2. Describe three methods of TB outbreak detection.
  3. Describe the role of genotyping in TB outbreak detection and investigation.
  4. List the ten steps of the systematic approach to TB outbreak response.

Contact Information

Division of Tuberculosis Elimination

Accreditation Statements

CME: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this enduring material for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 5.8 contact hours.

CEU: The CDC has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. The CDC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 ANSI/IACET CEU's for this program.

CECH: Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designed for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 6.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 0. CDC provider number GA0082

DISCLOSURE: In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.

CDC, our planners, content experts,and their spouses/partnerswish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.

Contentwill not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.

CDC does not accept commercial support.

Method Of Participation

You may participate in the educational activity by viewing the program information above.

To receive continuing education, you must register for this specific course and submit an evaluation at the CDC Training and Continuing Education Online website.

  • Go to
  • Log in as a participant. (Note: If you are a first-time user of this online system, you will need to log in as a new participant and create a participant profile.)
  • When you receive your reset password by e-mail, log in as a participant and change the password.
  • Click on the title, Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis, 6-9, select the type of credit/contact hours you wish to receive at the bottom, and click Submit.
  • Verify the demographic information and click Submit at the bottom.
  • Complete the course evaluation.
  • Complete the course posttest.
  • At Participant Services, click on Certificates and Transcripts and print your continuing education certificate.

For assistance with the online system, call 1(800)-41-TRAIN Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, or e-mail


No fees are charged for CDC’s CE activities.

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