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 will be introduced and advanced in all modules of the course. Most of the concepts that will be emphasized will be built upon the foundations of microbiology, immunology and principles of anti-infective therapy (pharmacology) that have been introduced in the Fundamentals course. The major concepts of infection as related to local and global systems will be developed within the public health modules of Scholar’s Workshop. Students will develop a broad-based understanding of infectious disease processes through the Phase I integrated curriculum running continuously throughout the first two years of medical school as a theme. Organ system-specific infections will be integrated within each system block to demonstrate the role various infections play in the disruption of the normal anatomy and physiology of the system.

At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to: