Learning Outcomes

When you have studied this session, you should be able to:

  • Define and use correctly all of the key words printed in bold.
  • Identify the common causative agents, modes of transmission and risk factors for the common acute respiratory tract infections (ARIs): acute otitis media, pharyngitis and pneumonia.
  • Describe the clinical presentations and complications of ARIs, and the danger signs of severe pneumonia, and explain how these conditions should be managed.
  • Explain the most effective ways to prevent and control ARIs, including through community education.
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