Course Description

This course provides the Instruction in the theory of the pathogenesis of clinically important microorganisms, including introduction to infectious diseases,Respiratory tract infections, Urinary tract infections, Genital tract infections, gastrointestinal infections, Hepatitis, and Fungal infections

Learning Objective

  • At the end of the course students will be able to:
  • 1. Explain relationships and apply appropriate terminology relating to the structure, metabolism, genetics, and ecology of prokaryotic microorganisms, eukaryotic microorganisms, and viruses.
  • 2. Explain interactions between opportunistic and pathogenic microorganisms and susceptible hosts in contacts that result in infection and/or disease and apply these interactions to disease symptoms.
  • 3. Explain innate and adaptive immune responses and apply this understanding to the infectious disease process as well as the prevention and control of infectious diseases.
  • 4. Explain principles of physical and chemical methods used in the control of microorganisms and apply this understanding to the prevention and control of infectious diseases.
  • 5. Demonstrate an appreciation and understanding of clinical laboratory skills and techniques related to the isolation, staining, identification, assessment of metabolism, and control of microorganisms.
  • 6. Interpret and draw appropriate conclusions from laboratory results.
  • 7. Analyze and distinguish therapeutic treatments for microbial infections, and distinguish when a vaccine, antibiotic, or other therapy is likely to be the most appropriate response.
  • 8. Specify the role of ecology and evolution in the spread of infectious diseases, comparing the role of transmission, population size and susceptibility, and virulence in endemic disease, epidemic disease, emerging diseases, and bioterrorism
  • 9. Develop the ability to work both independently and with others in teams and study groups.
  • 10. Develop an information base for making personal health decisions in regard to infectious diseas



Books for this Course

  • Tropical Infectious Diseases by Richard Guerrant, David Walker , Peter Weller
  • infectiosu Diseases by Dr Charles Bryan

Times Offered

  • September 2015
  • January 2016

Course Prerequisite