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Self-Study STD Modules for Clinicians

About the Modules

The Self-Study STD Curriculum Modules for Clinicians includes seven web-based educational modules, each based on a specific STD topic. Each module is considered to be an individual course, and a student may complete as many modules as he or she chooses. The modules are based on the curriculum developed by the National Network of STD/HIV Prevention Training Centers. The curriculum was originally developed based on the 2006 CDC STD Treatment Guidelines but is being updated with the treatment and management recommendations of the 2010 CDC STD Treatment Guidelines.

Target Audience

The target audience for these modules is clinicians in primary care settings (nurses, nurse practitioners, nurse-midwives, physician assistants, and physicians) who desire a basic introduction to STD diagnosis and management.

How to Get Started

You will need a computer with Internet access, running any of the major operating systems.  To get started, click on a module from the menu on the left.

Continuing Education

CME credits , CNE contact hours and IACET CEUs are available for each self-study module. To receive continuing education, go to CDC Training and Education Online to register for the module and complete the exam. For more information on continuing education, click here.

Additional Learning

The National Network of STD/HIV Prevention Training Centers (PTCs) offers STD clinical training courses for public and private clinicians across the country. Many courses provide clinical and laboratory experience in addition to didactic learning. Courses are available in a variety of formats, including classroom- and distance-based. Click here to link to the PTC online STD Case Series, a continuing education resource for practitioners.


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