Learning Outcomes for Study Session 7

When you have studied this session, you should be able to:

7.1  Define and use correctly all of the key words printed in bold. (SAQ 7.1)

7.2  Describe how to diagnose malaria and assess the severity of cases, based on clinical signs and symptoms. (SAQs 7.2 and 7.3)

7.3  List the advantages and limitations of rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) for malaria. (SAQ 7.4)

7.4  Explain how to perform RDTs for malaria safely and effectively, and record the results accurately. (SAQs 7.5 and 7.6)

7.5  Explain how microscopic examination is used to diagnose malaria and state its advantages over RDTs. (SAQ 7.7)

Study Session 7  Diagnosis of Malaria

7.1  Clinical diagnosis