The list below describes the core trainings offered by the TB COEs. All of our trainings are free of charge. For questions, please email us at CurryTBCenter@ucsf.edu. To view a schedule of upcoming trainings, please visit our training page.
Tuberculosis Case Management and Contact Investigation Intensive
This four-day training is intended for nurses and other licensed medical care providers who deliver tuberculosis case management (CM) services to patients with active or latent tuberculosis within the public health setting. Training methods include didactic lecture, case-based teaching, and interactive activities. The training provides an overview of laboratory diagnostics, fundamentals of CM, medical management, legal and ethical considerations, latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) diagnosis and treatment and tuberculosis contact investigation (CI). Nursing CEUs are provided, but require participation in all four days.
Focus on LTBI
This one-day training is intended as an introductory training covering the basics of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) diagnosis and treatment for physicians, nurses, and other licensed medical care providers who manage patients at risk for tuberculosis. Interpretation of IGRAs (vs. tuberculosis skin test) and treatment regimen choices are discussed and there is an opportunity to apply this information in case discussions. CMEs and nursing CEUs are provided, but require participation in the full day.
This training preceeds the tuberculosis clinical intensive.
Tuberculosis Clinical Intensive
This two to three-day advanced training is intended for physicians and clinical care providers who diagnose and/or treat patients with active tuberculosis. Training methods include didactic lectures and case-based teaching. The training provides an overview of laboratory diagnostics, medical management, care of the pediatric patients, radiology, and management of drug-resistance and other advanced topics for the care of patients with tuberculosis. CMEs and nursing CEUs are provided, but require participation in the entire training.
This training does not include LTBI and interpretation of IGRAs. We suggest taking the Focus on LTBI with this training.
Tuberculosis Contact Investigation and Interviewing Skills Intensive
This four-day training is intended for communicable disease investigators and other public health personnel whose responsibilities include tuberculosis contact investigation (CI). Training methods include interactive lecture, role-play, and practice conducting case and contact interviews. The training provides an overview of the CI process, basic communication and interviewing skills, and opportunities to apply those skills in role play activities. CEUs are provided, as needed.
Tuberculosis Program Manager's Intensive
This three- to four-day training is intended for managers who have responsibility for TB program services in their health departments. The training is based on the Essential Components of a TB Program document. CMEs and nursing CEUs are provided, but require participation in the full training.