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  • Introduction to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)


    This module provides background information on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the SARS-CoV-2 virus, including aetiology, transmission dynamics, epidemiology, and a brief summary of the main clinical features and principles of managing patients with the disease.

    Who is this course for?


    GP trainees

    Hospital doctors

    Foundation doctors

    Practice nurses

    Medical Students

    Medical trainees


    Specialist nurses

    What will you learn?

    After completing this module, you should understand:

    • What is currently known about the origin and transmission dynamics of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
    • What is currently known about the epidemiology of COVID-19, including comparisons with other respiratory infections
    • Key clinical features and management principles of COVID-19
    • Key elements of COVID-19 prevention strategies.