Denmark, Aarhus

Clinical Infectious Diseases in a Global Perspective

when 7 July 2014 - 25 July 2014
duration 3 weeks
credits 5 ECTS

Infectious diseases are easily spread between countries and continents, and infections like SARS and avian flu shows that surveillance and control of epidemics are of international importance.

The course will give an introduction to major infectious diseases like malaria, tuberculosis, HIV, yellow fever and others with emphasis on geographical distribution, difference in morbidity and mortality between different parts of the world, clinical signs and symptoms, diagnosis, prevention and control. Advice to travelers will be discussed and appropriate investigations in immigrants will be reviewed.

Emphasis will be on the difference in incidence, prevalence, morbidity and mortality between countries and continents. Appropriate control programs will be discussed, both at national and international level.

Course leader

Eskild Petersen, Aarhus University

Target group

Master's students holding a background within Medicine, Health and Care. If the number of places on the course are exceeded by the number of applications received, priority will be given to applicants with knowledge of the Danish health system. This could be obtained through a clinical stay at a hospital, to improve the possibilities of relating international issues proposed in the course to the Danish health system.

Course aim

The course will teach practical diagnostics of intestinal parasites and blood parasites like malaria through "hands-on" practical’s and will give an introduction to so called “rapid tests”. The course will enable the student to work in other countries especially developing countries providing background knowledge of disease prevalence, principles of diagnosis, treatment and a brief introduction to community control and prevention.

Fee info

EUR 0: Students on a bilateral exchange programme do not have to pay. Freemovers are obliged to pay participation fees while tuition fees only apply to freemovers from countries outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland.