Denmark, Aarhus

Clinical Global Infectious Disease

when 8 August 2016 - 26 August 2016
duration 3 weeks
credits 5 ECTS
fee EUR 204

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.

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.

Course leader

Eskild Petersen

Target group

Health Students

Course aim

Master's level

Fee info

EUR 204: Danish and EU/EØS (tomplads): 204 EUR
EUR 1303: NON-EU-EØS students (free-mover): 1303 EUR



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