Learning Outcomes for Study Session 13

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

13.1  Define and use correctly all of the key words printed in bold. (SAQs 13.1, 13.2, 13.4 and 13.7)

13.2  Describe the burden of TB in the world, Africa and Ethiopia. (SAQs 13.2 and 13.3)

13.3  Describe the global approach to fight tuberculosis, known as the Global Stop TB Strategy. (SAQ 13.4)

13.4  Describe the mode of transmission of tuberculosis and identify the groups most at risk of TB infection. (SAQs 13.1 and 13.5)

13.5  Detect and confirm a case of TB based on clinical signs and screening of sputum specimens. (SAQs 13.6 and 13.7)

Study Session 13  Introduction, Transmission and Tuberculosis Case Finding

13.1  What is TB?