Denmark, Aarhus

Clinical Global Infectious Disease

when 5 August 2019 - 23 August 2019
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 587

Infectious diseases are easily spread between countries and continents, and infections like Ebola, MERS and Zika show that surveillance and control of epidemics is of international importance. The summer course in Clinical Global Infectious Diseases will give an introduction to major infectious diseases like malaria, tuberculosis, HIV, schistosomiasis 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 programmes will be discussed, both at national and international level. The focus will be clinical presentation and management paired with a global scope on the worldwide disease burden. The course is directed towards medical students with a strong clinical focus, but open to other master students within health.

The course is taught by passionate clinicians who all have abundant experience from working with Global Health and infections in low-resource settings. Active participation in assignments and presentations will be required.

The course contains an obligatory module on practical diagnostics of intestinal parasites and blood parasites like malaria through ”hands-on” laboratory practicals. Social activities outside of class will take place according to interest and student involvement.

Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:

• Describe and apply basic concepts of infectious diseases (i.e. incidence, prevalence, mobility, mortality in different parts of the world)

• Diagnose infectious diseases including a geographic history

• Get hands on practical experience with laboratory testing and microscopy for parasites

• Initiate basic treatment of infectious diseases

• Discuss basic principles of community control and prevention

Course leader

Christian Wejse

Target group

Master's level

Fee info

EUR 587: Any student with a preapproval from a Danish Institution or a nomination from an International Partner: No Fee

EU/EEA students without a preapproval or nomination: 587 EUR

NON-EU/EEA students without a preapproval or nomination: 1313 EUR

Books, course materials, social programme, and housing are not included in the fee