ToT on Introduction to HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment

Course description

Name of the Course
Training-of-Trainers Course:
Introduction to HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment
Main Learning Objectives
  • Understand the major principles of adult learning
  • Learn how to appropriately apply these theories and skills
  • Learn how to develop training curricula and materials
  • Learn course design and choose appropriate lecture formats
  • Review epidemic, system of HIV/AIDS care,and appropriate referrals
  • Understand basics of HIV infection, as well as the prognosis and indications for starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) and the goals of HIV/AIDS treatment
  • Learn the classification of antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) and recommendations for appropriate prescriptions, including adherence strategies
  • Understand the rationale for standardized ARV regimens according to national and WHO recommendations, the side effects and toxicities of ART
  • Review special considerations of HIV treatment in vulnerable groups and OIs
  • Apply acquired knowledge in practical settings
Key Topics
  • Module 1 – Teaching principles
  • Module 2 – Teaching techniques
  • Module 3 – HIV management and initiation of ARV treatment
  • Module 4 – Treatment planning and adherence to ART
  • Module 5 – Special considerations for ART
Basis of Curriculum, Key Teaching Documents and Materials provided
  • Adapted trainer guide with teaching tips and case studies
  • Comprehensive set of course slides TOT handouts, and course materials
  • WHO HIV/AIDS Treatment and Care Protocols for European Region (2006)
  • Relevant national recommendations and regulation documents
  • Medical Management of HIV Infection (Bartlett and Gallant, 2005- 2006)
  • HIV Medicine 2005 (Hoffmann-Rockstroh-Kamps)
  • IAPAC GALEN Module 6: Introduction to ART
  • IAPAC GALEN Module 7: ART in Resource-limited Settings
  • Relevant articles/readings discussing evidence based approach to ART

Materials available printed or electronically in Russian and English

Teaching Methods Presentations, small group discussions, role play, case study, bed-side training, home assignments.
Target Audience Medical doctors, faculty of postgraduate and graduate medical schools/potential master trainers
Maximum class size: 18-24 participants
Faculty International and national
Duration 8-day course including didactical and clinical sessions
Certifications 72-hour certificate of thematic specialization on HIV treatment for physicians