Course Overview

This training will provide basic knowledge of communicable diseases applicable to substance use disorders (SUD) and will meet the criteria for minimum knowledge standards (Level 1) for SUD professionals in the Michigan publicly funded service delivery system.

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Credit Hours: MCBAP-R (0.0) MCBAP-S (1.5) Mi-CEC (0.0) Nursing (0.0)
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Topics Covered

Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Infections (STD/Is) 

This lesson will explain what STD/Is are, how they can occur, and their consequences. A list of the common STD/Is is provided along with an in depth explanation on each of their characteristics, symptoms, and treatments.


HIV and AIDS are defined and their relationship is explained. This lesson will thoroughly explore the their history, symptoms, diagnosis, and transmission. There are many myths and facts regarding HIV and AIDS, a list is provided to help your understanding of what these diseases are.

Viral Hepatitis 

There are three common types of viral hepatitis. An overview of hepatitis is provided and then a in depth explanation of each of the three types is explored. This lesson will explain the stages of the disease, transmission, treatment, and prevention.


The end of this lesson will define Tuberculosis and explore its characteristics. An explanation and list of general symptoms is provided, along with statistics on the diseases impact on the population. The difference between Latent TB Infection and TB disease is explored through descriptions of each of their characteristics, symptoms, Transmission, treatment, and more.

Pictures of various STD/Is (optional section)

Additional Considerations

In an effort to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS, the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) is recognizing June 27 as National HIV Testing Day.

Course Objectives

  • Communicable Disease Level 1 PDF Workbook File
  • Communicable Disease Level 1 Quiz: 2018
  • Course Evaluation
  • Communicable Disease Certificate: 2018

What People Are Saying

It was a positive experience. It was easy to follow and contained a lot of good information.

- Kyle  R.