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Study mode

Distance without attendance


9 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Respiratory / Chest Diseases

Course type


Course Summary

Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading infectious disease killer and the ninth cause of death globally and a global health priority.

Study this comprehensive online-learning postgraduate certificate and know more about this challenging disease. The programme offers an emphasis on the prevention, diagnosis, and management of drug-susceptible and drug resistant Tuberculosis, as well as an opportunity to acquire skills in R&D, public health and more.

  • The programme has been developed for trainees and consultants in infection specialities and respiratory medicine.
  • Ideal for TB nurses, public health workers or practitioners with experience in Tuberculosis.
  • Work at your own pace and in your own time via distance learning.
  • Study at a university and hospital trust with a large burden of TB and an active research and teaching programme.
  • Large group of internationally renowned expert faculty and collaborations.
  • Currently the only standalone postgraduate certificate course on Tuberculosis.

What you'll study

The United Nations recently held the first general assembly against TB in 2018. Since then targets have been set to reduce TB incidence and death and end the TB global epidemic by 2035; unfortunately unlikely to meet that target, there is much to do. With a growing pipeline of new drugs in development, new technologies and more investment, this is a very good time to join the fight against TB. This course aims to improve the knowledge of TB amongst healthcare professionals, assist them with tools and insights to improve their understanding and their work, and pave the way for a new generation of TB specialists.

You will gain a comprehensive overview of the public health aspects of Tuberculosis with an emphasis on the theory, guidelines and exercises used to practising the taught concepts. You will also be provided with a more in-depth review of specific and challenging aspects surrounding the clinical management of Tuberculosis and will be given the skills to perform research in Tuberculosis.

Tuberculosis is in a core subject for respiratory medicine and infectious diseases, microbiology and public health specialities, this course will give a more in-depth focus for those wishing to pursue TB as a subspecialty or a career.

The course is all distance learning allowing you to study at your own pace and in your own time over the course of two semesters. It will provide an excellent structured learning platform for trainees and specialists to develop their skills in this area. Lectures are delivered by leading international experts in the field with the same lecturer offering interactive tutorials. Each week the student will receive three lectures to view and study in their own time and join a weekly live seminar (recorded and made available), where students can interact, ask questions and take part in exercises.


  • Three compulsory modules
  • One elective module (choice of 2 modules – research or public health)


You will study this online learning course using a variety of methods including: online lectures, videos and literature for each module, online seminars and tutorials (via Adobe Connect), interactive reading lists and journal papers, case studies, and self-directed learning. The online learning platform also promotes engagement in online discussion forums.


In this module students will develop a comprehensive overview of multidrug-resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Students will review epidemiology, as well as diagnostics for MDR-TB. In addition, students will learn to design and evaluate treatment regimens, with particular focus on new and re-purposed drugs, side effects, and therapeutic drug monitoring. Students will learn via a series of online lectures delivered by experts in the field and will participate in discussion groups.

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Entry requirements

A medical degree or a 2:1 at undergraduate level in Nursing.