Infectious Diseases Institute
Infectious Diseases Institute
Mulago Hospital Complex
P.O.Box 22418,
Kampala
Uganda

Tel: +256 (0)41 430 70 00
+256-31-2307000
Fax +256-41-4307290
+256-31-2307290
Email: office@idi.co.ug
Internet: http://www.idi.ac.ug/index.php

Courses on this page:    Core HIV/AIDS Course
Comprehensive ART Management for Clinical Officers
Advanced ART Course
Integrated Management of Malaria (IMM)
Rapid Diagnostic Tests and Fever Case Management - Malaria
HIV/AIDS and ART Laboratory Management

Course Title Core HIV/AIDS Course
Institution Kampala: Infectious Diseases Institute
Country Uganda
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Healthcare areas: HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections
Language English
Degree, Credits
Location Kampala, Uganda
Objectives/
Content
Epidemiology, Biology and history of HIV in humans; Diagnosis and monitoring of HIV and opportunistic infections, Comprehensive antiretroviral therapy, Adherence, Prevention counseling; ART program management, Reporting and data management.

Learning Objectives: Demonstrate advanced knowledge of HIV care and ART therapy allowing trainee to: diagnose and treat opportunistic infections; prescribe and monitor ART, considering long-term consequences, toxicities and drug interactions; develop and implement ART programs appropriate to individual clinical settings; train and supervise other healthcare workers in comprehensive HIV and ART; appraise emerging research and apply modified care appropriately.

Next Beginning 6th - 24th July 2009
7th - 25th September 2009
9th - 27th November 2009
Duration 3 weeks
Participants'
Profile
Qualified registered medical officers, preferably with work experience in an HIV/AIDS care setting.
Course fee
Scholarship All candidates who apply to IDI courses as individual health workers are eligible for scholarship assistance from the IDI Scholarship Fund. Many of the students who have been supported are from rural areas of Uganda, and would not otherwise have been able to complete training in HIV care. The Scholarship Fund was established in October 2005 with the generous proceeds of a fundraising event hosted by Pfizer in New York.
For further
information

Training Department
Infectious Diseases Institute Ltd.
PO Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256 (0)41 430 72 08
Fax: +256 (0)41 430 72 91
E-mail: training@idi.co.ug
Internet: http://www.idi.ac.ug/index.php?m=menu&i=41

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Course Title Comprehensive ART Management for Clinical Officers
Institution Kampala: Infectious Diseases Institute
Country Uganda
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Healthcare areas: HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections
Language English
Degree, Credits
Location Kampala, Uganda
Objectives/
Content
Building on the content of ART Training course, this two-week curriculum covers: Prescribing ART, Monitoring ART adherence, Efficacy and Resistance.
Next Beginning 17th - 28th August 2009
19th - 30th October 2009
Duration 2 weeks
Participants'
Profile
Qualified registered nurses and clinical officers who have completed the ART Training for Mid-Level Practitioners course or equivalent.
Course fee
Scholarship All candidates who apply to IDI courses as individual health workers are eligible for scholarship assistance from the IDI Scholarship Fund. Many of the students who have been supported are from rural areas of Uganda, and would not otherwise have been able to complete training in HIV care. The Scholarship Fund was established in October 2005 with the generous proceeds of a fundraising event hosted by Pfizer in New York.
For further
information
ITraining Department
Infectious Diseases Institute Ltd.
PO Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256 (0)41 430 72 08
Fax: +256 (0)41 430 72 91
E-mail: training@idi.co.ug
Internet: http://www.idi.ac.ug/index.php?m=menu&i=41
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Course Title Advanced ART Course
Institution Kampala: Infectious Diseases Institute
Country Uganda
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Healthcare areas: HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections
Language English
Degree, Credits
Location Kampala , Uganda
Objectives/
Content
This course includes clinical care (evidence-based programmatic clinical care with section on new research findings and operationalization), ART toxicities and side effects, Switching therapy, 2nd and 3rd line therapy, Application in the resource-limited setting (RLS), Role of resistance testing in RLS, HIV co-infection with TB, Malaria, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C, Information on new advances in prevention, Research
Next Beginning Course Dates will be posted soon
Duration 1 week
Participants'
Profile
Qualified registered medical officers who have at least 2 years' practical experience in provision of ART, ART program leaders
Course fee
Scholarship All candidates who apply to IDI courses as individual health workers are eligible for scholarship assistance from the IDI Scholarship Fund. Many of the students who have been supported are from rural areas of Uganda, and would not otherwise have been able to complete training in HIV care. The Scholarship Fund was established in October 2005 with the generous proceeds of a fundraising event hosted by Pfizer in New York.
For further
information
Training Department
Infectious Diseases Institute Ltd.
PO Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256 (0)41 430 72 08
Fax: +256 (0)41 430 72 91
E-mail: training@idi.co.ug
Internet: http://www.idi.ac.ug/index.php?m=menu&i=41
Last update 30/06/2009 mas
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Course Title Integrated Management of Malaria (IMM)
Institution Kampala: Infectious Diseases Institute
Country Uganda
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Healthcare areas: Parasitic Diseases
Language English
Degree, Credits
Location Kampala, Uganda
Objectives/
Content

The Malaria Training Programme, called The Joint Uganda Malaria Programme (JUMP), is implemented through a partnership between the Uganda Malaria Surveillance Project (UMSP) and IDI. The aim of the programme is to improve the quality of malaria patient management in the context of high levels of drug resistance to chloroquine and fansidar, and the national introduction of more expensive artemesinin combination treatments (ACT).

The programme is made up of several components:

* Prior to training, the JUMP team visits each site and collects baseline data on quality of clinical care; availability of drugs and supplies; quality of laboratory diagnosis; and quality of record keeping.
* All cadres of staff involved in malaria management at each site are trained.
* Following training, surveillance data are collected on a monthly basis by the JUMP team and entered into the UMSP database in Kampala. This allows the team to monitor improvements in malaria diagnosis and treatment.
The curriculum covers: General aspects of malaria prevention and control, Clinical management of fever and malaria, Co-infections and drug interactions, Laboratory use in malaria patient management. Click here

Next Beginning Course Dates will be posted soon
Duration 6 days
Participants'
Profile
This course is intended for health workers directly involved in management of patients presenting with fever/suspected malaria in health facilities. Clinical officers, medical officers, nurses and midwives, laboratory staff and records keepers from health centers with basic laboratory capabilities.
Course fee
Scholarship All candidates who apply to IDI courses as individual health workers are eligible for scholarship assistance from the IDI Scholarship Fund. Many of the students who have been supported are from rural areas of Uganda, and would not otherwise have been able to complete training in HIV care. The Scholarship Fund was established in October 2005 with the generous proceeds of a fundraising event hosted by Pfizer in New York.
For further
information
Training Department
Infectious Diseases Institute Ltd.
PO Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256 (0)41 430 72 08
Fax: +256 (0)41 430 72 91
E-mail: training@idi.co.ug
Internet: http://www.idi.ac.ug/index.php?m=menu&i=41
Last update 30/06/2009 mas
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Course Title Rapid Diagnostic Tests and Fever Case Management - Malaria
Institution Kampala: Infectious Diseases Institute
Country Uganda
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Healthcare areas: Parasitic Diseases
Language English
Degree, Credits
Location Kampala, Uganda
Objectives/
Content

The 3-day course is an abbreviated version of the standard malaria training course, addressing fever case management but using approved algorithms incorporating Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDTs), in place of microscopy.

Learning Objectives: After completion of the course, a facility should be able to demonstrate the collective ability to use RDTs to test for malaria, prescribe appropriate treatment, and apply proper record keeping and logistics.

Next Beginning Course Dates will be posted soon
Duration 3 days
Participants'
Profile
All healthcare workers (particularly those with minimal training) responsible for making patient-care decisions, at health centers without access to microscopy diagnosis.
Course fee
Scholarship All candidates who apply to IDI courses as individual health workers are eligible for scholarship assistance from the IDI Scholarship Fund. Many of the students who have been supported are from rural areas of Uganda, and would not otherwise have been able to complete training in HIV care. The Scholarship Fund was established in October 2005 with the generous proceeds of a fundraising event hosted by Pfizer in New York.
For further
information
Training Department
Infectious Diseases Institute Ltd.
PO Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256 (0)41 430 72 08
Fax: +256 (0)41 430 72 91
E-mail: training@idi.co.ug
Internet: http://www.idi.ac.ug/index.php?m=menu&i=41
Last update 30/06/2009 mas
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Course Title HIV/AIDS and ART Laboratory Management ( LT 1 & 2)
Institution Kampala: Infectious Diseases Institute
Country Uganda
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Healthcare areas: HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections
Health Technology: Diagnostic Methods and Laboratory Techniques
Language English
Degree, Credits
Location Kampala, Uganda
Objectives/
Content

The training programme consists of two independent courses:
Course 1 (LT1) (10 days) gives an overview of general aspects of HIV/AIDS, HIV testing in Adults and children, CD4 counts and flow-cytometry, diagnosis of malaria, TB and intestinal parasites, and Good Laboratory Practice. The theory is interspersed with practical sessions in a recognized laboratory for HIV testing and flow-cytometry, malaria, TB and Intestinal Opportunistic infections.
Course II (LT2) (5 days) equips the trainees with laboratory management knowledge and skills, and Training of Trainers’ skills. Optional onsite training and supervisory support is given where requested and feasible.

Learning Objectives: The training programme equips laboratory personnel with knowledge and skills in conducting basic procedures for HIV/ART related tests, management concepts and good laboratory practice.

Next Beginning Course Dates will be posted soon
Duration 10 days + 5 days
Participants'
Profile
Laboratory technicians and technologists. Laboratory scientific officers and assistants performing roles of laboratory technicians and technologists may be considered.
Course fee
Scholarship All candidates who apply to IDI courses as individual health workers are eligible for scholarship assistance from the IDI Scholarship Fund. Many of the students who have been supported are from rural areas of Uganda, and would not otherwise have been able to complete training in HIV care. The Scholarship Fund was established in October 2005 with the generous proceeds of a fundraising event hosted by Pfizer in New York.
For further
information
Training Department
Infectious Diseases Institute Ltd.
PO Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256 (0)41 430 72 08
Fax: +256 (0)41 430 72 91
E-mail: training@idi.co.ug
Internet: http://www.idi.ac.ug/index.php?m=menu&i=41
Last update 30/06/2009 mas
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