Basic Knowledge about Infectious Diseases

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.

22 activities 12m 10s of videos 34 minutes of reading

I - Social work and infectious diseases

II - Infectious Diseases

III - Sexually transmitted diseases and infections