Infectious Diseases

The Infectious Diseases course is a four-week curriculum that will introduce and advance the following: techniques of diagnostic testing for infectious diseases, advanced study of anti-infective therapy, multi-system infectious processes such as HIV and tuberculosis, infections related to exposures and life stages, and infections in special populations and circumstances. In addition, hospital epidemiology, infection prevention, hospital-related infections, and vaccines and immunizations are introduced and advanced in all modules of the course. Most of the concepts build upon the foundations of microbiology, immunology and principles of anti-infective therapy (pharmacology) that have been introduced in the Fundamentals course. Organ system-specific infections are integrated within each system block to demonstrate the role various infections play in the disruption of the normal anatomy and physiology of the system.