The course provides a useful introduction to themes related to the transmission of infections for anyone working with people affected by or at risk of infections deseases. This might included people who work in homelessness, communnity services, harm reduction, alcohol and other drugs, non-clinical health services and youth services.
This course provide general information and is not designed for health professionals. This course is available to all and the content is not for clinical practice and is not to be considered medical advice.
When you study our course you'll gain a general introduction to infectious diseases and sexually transmitted diseases. This course is divided into two parts. In part one you'll learn about signs and symptoms: the flu, Tuberculosis, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS. In part two you'll learn about sign and symptoms: chlamydia, gonorrhoea, genital warts, genital herpes, Trichomonas Vaginalis and Syphilis. We also explain how works pre- and post-test counselling.
This course is designed for anyone interested in learning about infectious diseases and sexually transmitted diseases. This course takes approximately 40-50 minutes to complete. Each part consists of materials to read or watch, and ends with a short quiz to check your knowledge.
Working with people who live with infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, Tuberculosis or are affected by a current pandemic situation of SARS-CoV-2 requires a well-equipped ‘toolbox’ of skills and knowledge, as HIV/AIDS continue to spread marking the region among the highest number of prevalence rates in the world
You'll learn what a micro-organism is and how viruses differ from bacteria.
What is the flu, how do people get the flu, and how to avoid infection. How COVID-19 is different from the flu.
A short film about what exactly is the COVID-19 coronavirus, how it is different from flu, and it spreads
What is Tuberculosis, how do people get the Tuberculosis and how avoiding infection.
‘Hepar’ is Greek for liver; ‘itis’ means inflammation. Hepatitis, therefore, is an inflammation of the liver. This section explains what Hepatitis A is, how people get the it, and how to avoid infection.
What is Hepatitis B, how do people get the Hepatitis B and how to avoid infection.
Short movie about Hepatitis B
What is hepatitis C, how do people get the hepatitis C and how to avoid infection.
Twelve frequently asked questions about hepatitis C.
What is HIV/AIDS, how do people get the HIV/AIDS and how to avoid infection.
When it comes to HIV or hepatitis testing, pre and post-test counselling are of vital importance.
A short visual guide to all hepatitis.
In this part you will learn what sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are, how people get STI, and how you can avoid infection.
What is Chlamydia, how do people get the Chlamydia and how avoiding infection.
What is Gonorrhoea, how do people get the Gonorrhoea and how to avoid infection.
What is Genital Warts, how do people get the Genital Warts and how avoiding infection.
What are Genital Herpes, how do people get them, and how to avoid infection.
What is Trichomonas Vaginalis? How do people get Trichomonas Vaginalis? How avoiding infection?
What are pubic lice (Crabs)? What are signs and symptoms of infection? How to avoid infection? How to treat infection with pubic lice?
What is Syphilis, how do people get it, and how to avoid infection.
Condoms, if used properly, can prevent most STIs and unwanted babies. Learn more about condoms in this section.
Short movie about Sexually Transmitted Infections