Module 5: Infectiousness and Infection Control

These educational modules are designed to provide basic information about tuberculosis (TB) in a self-study format for new TB Disease Intervention Specialists. After completion of this module, the staff will be able to:

  • Describe the factors that determine the infectiousness of a TB patient. 
  • Describe the main goals of a TB infection-control program. 
  • Describe the three levels of control measures that are the basis of an effective infection-control program. 
  • Describe the purpose and the characteristics of a TB airborne infection isolation room. 
  • Describe the circumstances when personal respirators should be used.


  1. Please review the PowerPoint presentation “Infectiousness and Infection Control.” You can find the PowerPoint embedded on the course homepage (see below).
  2. Complete the quiz with a passing grade of 70% or higher.

Deadline: The course should be completed within the first 6 months of employment.

Course Content

Lessons Status