Clinical Management of HIV Course offered by the University of Washington (USA)


Overview
This course provides a global perspective on the diagnoses and clinical management of HIV. Learn from experts in the field, who provide real world examples of diagnosing and treating HIV and STIs in both resource-rich and resource-constrained settings, with a focus on using US-based guidelines. You'll collaborate with participants from more than 30 other countries in this course.

Format
This online graduate-level course has video lectures, readings, discussion forums, quizzes, and assignments. 
You can participate in this course as an independent participant or as part of a site with 5 or more people. Participating as a site group provides a forum for discussing course concepts and applying them to local context and customs.
The course is taught in English. Participants should be comfortable with written and spoken English.

Eligibility
Eligible participants include practicing doctors, surgeons, medical students, medical residents, advanced nursing students, pharmacy students, international AIDS, and research training scholars. We welcome other interested clinicians who have basic skills in taking patient histories, conducting physical exams, and giving differential diagnoses.

Syllabus
1)      Diagnosing HIV and the Initial Evaluation of HIV-Infected patient
          Conduct an initial history & physical of a newly diagnosed HIV-infected patient.
          Stage patients’ HIV disease severity based on both CDC and WHO HIV classifications.
2)      Opportunistic Infections 1: Non-Neuro, non-TB
Outline the diagnosis and management of Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia, disseminated Mycobacterium avium complex, Candidal esophagitis, and Cytomegalovirus disease in patients with AIDS.
Explain the key and expanded role of co-trimoxazole prophylaxis in the resource-limited setting.
3)      Intro to Antiretroviral Therapy
Describe the goals of antiretroviral therapy and indications for starting
Identify the distinguishing features of each class of antiretrovirals, as well as the pros/cons of different regimens.
4)      Opportunistic Infections 2: TB, Cryptococcus, Toxoplasmosis and Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy
Describe the management of cerebral toxoplasmosis, progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, and Cryptococcal meningitis.
Explain the interaction between HIV and TB, and the principles of TB treatment in the HIV-infected patient.
5)      HIV-associated Malignancies & Dermatology
Identify the key clinical features of the major AIDS-defining malignancies: Kaposi’s sarcoma, Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Primary CNS lymphoma.
Recognize and recall common themes in HIV-related skin disease.
6)      Antiretrovirals: Adverse Effects, Drug Resistance, and Drug Interactions
Describe the adverse effects of antiretroviral agents – both common and severe.
Outline the indications for HIV resistance testing as well as the approach in resource-limited settings when such testing is not available.
7)      Management of Sexually Transmitted Infections in HIV-infected Patients
Identify the most common STI syndromes.
Differentiate between the syndromic versus etiologic approach to management of STIs in HIV-infected patients.
8)      Pediatric HIV
Contrast the natural history and manifestations of HIV in infants and children from that of adults.
Describe the unique challenges in diagnosis and management in pediatric HIV, particularly from global perspective.
9)      Post-exposure Prophylaxis for HIV and Preventive Care
Outline the strategies to reduce secondary HIV transmission, starting with the infected patient.
Recognize the indications for post-exposure prophylaxis for both occupational and sexual HIV exposures.
10)  HIV Vertical Transmission and Pregnancy
Discuss the risk factors for mother-to-child HIV transmission (MTCT), as well as the interventions to prevent MTCT in both US and resource-limited settings.

Certification
For those who successfully completed the course will receive a formal printed Certificate of Completion on vellum paper with University of Washington seal mailed to them. 
We will ship them all together to your Site Coordinator for distribution.

Sample of the certificate of completion at the end

Further Information
Any additional inquiry and clarifications about this program you should contact Dr. Mohamed Y. Dualeh, MD via his email: drdualeh@hesma.or.ke and if possible discourse with his phonephone:(+252 63 4417945 by texting him in WattsApp) regarding how to register, getting an assistance in application process while he is exercising as a local resource for our participants acting as Site Coordinator, HeSMA SOM, Somalia, UW Global Health Department.


Official website of the University of Washington Department of Global Health E-learning: https://edgh.washington.edu  

 Similarly, we will be also offering another 2 courses in these Global Health series named Fundamentals of Global Health Research and 
Leadership and Management in Health concurrently.

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