Foundations Pre-Course
 Course ID: 1045921
 Format: Blended Learning Series (Compilation)
 Clinical / Non-Clinical: Non Clinical
 Course Number:
 Cost (US$): 0.00
 Credit Type(s): none
 Certificate: DSHS General Certificate
Course Description:

Foundations Pre-Course

This course is the required pre-requisite to attend the Foundations of HIV Counseling and Testing Course (FCT).  This online course is self-paced and focuses on key skills and topics that will provide necessary background knowledge before attending the face-to-face course. 

Topics include:

  • History of the Intervention
  • Prevention Continuum
  • The Protocol
  • Stages of Change
  • SMART Steps
  • Ethics and Confidentiality
  • Assertive Communication

The course may take up to 8 hours to complete.  There are five required units you can register for one optional unit (Hep C Results) after completing all five of these units, and participants should plan to spend up to 1.5 hours per unit.  

This course is designed for participants attending the Foundations of HIV Counseling and Testing (FCT) course.  Completion of the Foundations Pre-Course is required at least 3 business days prior to the start of the FCT course. Completion of the course requires completion of all the units and the final survey. Persons who do not finish the Pre-Course atleast 3 business days prior to attending FCT will not be allowed to attend the face-to-face FCT courseParticipants completing the Pre-Course as a job requirement should print a certificate for their employee file. 

Online Prerequisite:

 STD Facts and Fallacies – the HIV module only (HIV Course ID: 1040280) provide this information. 

Subject Area(s):
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Substance Abuse (Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drugs)
Social Workers
Substance Abuse Professionals
Communicable Disease Staff
General Public Health Staff
Background/Role(s): None
Course Language(s):
Course Level: Intermediate
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals:
Registration Required Outside of TRAIN: no
Registration Restrictions:
Sponsor: TX DSHS - TB/HIV/STD Unit , HIV/STD Prevention and Care Branch
Accreditations: none
Special Notes: Note: If you need special accommodation, please contact the course provider.
Course Contacts
Name: Jami Lynn Bula
Phone: 512-474-2166
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August 21, 2015
I found the module to be very helpful!!
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September 23, 2013
Very interactive and well designed.
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