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Tuberculosis has been a scourge of humanity for thousands of years. Today, of all infectious agents except SARS-Cov2, tuberculosis is still the biggest killer, surpassing even HIV and malaria. The global incidence is decreasing, but too slowly to achieve the goal of eventual eradication. This is partly because the disease takes months to develop and at least 6 months of multidrug chemotherapy to cure. In most people the infection becomes latent but can emerge decades later to cause serious illness. Over the past 3 decades, multidrug resistance has become an increasing problem, making TB even harder to cure. The MOOC takes stock of tuberculosis today and the challenges posed by drug resistance and therapeutic advances.
This MOOC is composed of 6 teaching chapters. Each chapter has 4 to 6 sequences. Each sequence consists of a video of about 10 minutes and a MCQ so that students can test their knowledge. The videos are in English with French and English subtitles.
This MOOC is aimed at people interested in Tuberculosis: microbiologists, researchers in infectious diseases, biologists, physicians, epidemiologists, public health workers and patient education, as well as students in any of these areas.
A bachelor of science, a degree in a health related field or a good scientific background is recommended to be able to participate in this MOOC.
To follow this course, you can choose between two options:
- The Discovery Course gives access to videos, quizzes and discussions in the forum. No certificate is issued for this course. Registration is free.
- The Qualifying Course leads to a certificate. In addition to the activities of the Discovery Course, you will have to take a one-hour supervised distance learning exam, consisting of 30 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and obtaining 18 correct answers. The registration fee for the Qualifying Course is 150€.
Successful completion of the Qualifying Course gives you the opportunity to apply for the Institut Pasteur Online Diploma of Infectious Diseases (DNM2IP), which consists of 5 certificates to Institut Pasteur MOOCs on infectious diseases. To learn more, visit the Institut Pasteur's web page dedicated to this diploma.
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