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Infectious Diseases

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2010-2011

Admission requirements

Immunology, Algemene Pathologie (General Pathology I) and General Pathology II

Description

This module focuses on characteristics of microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites, which cause infectious diseases, on the interaction between micro-organisms and men, and on the principles of diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of infectious diseases.

Course objectives

  • You will be able to describe the roles of bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites, and man in the pathogenesis and signs and symptoms of infectious diseases.

  • You will be able to identify the diagnostic principles of infectious diseases and apply these to simple infection problems.

  • You will be able to identify the principles of treatment of infectious diseases and apply these to simple infection problems.

  • You will be able to explain epidemiological terms and apply these to simple epidemiological problems.

  • You will be able to give examples of infection prevention and control measures.

Mode of instruction

Self-study, lectures, seminars, work groups, practicals

Assessment method

Written examination with extended-matching questions, multiple choice questions and an open question

Literature

Ryan and Ray, Sherris Medical Microbiology. An Introduction to Infectious Diseases. 4th edition. Mc Graw-Hill, 2004.