Clinical Mycology and Parasitology (INIM5013)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit aims to equip graduates with an in-depth knowledge of medical mycology and parasitology that will enable them to work effectively as laboratory personnel in relevant hospital laboratories, clinics or research institutions. The course will allow students to develop skills in evaluation of scientific literature, in problem-solving and in scientific communication that will enable graduates to develop careers as administrators or policy-makers in hospitals, health care organizations or government bodies. The course structure involves lectures on diseases caused by fungal, protozoan and helminthic agents, laboratory classes on identification of fungal and parasitic infections, and on techniques used in research investigations and tutorials (e.g. clinical cases, investigation of outbreaks of disease and prevention strategies). Seminars consisting of presentation of specified topics researched by individual students will also form part of the course.
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2x1.5 hr lectures/week, 3x2hr practical classes or tutorials or seminars/week
1x2hr written examination (55%), seminar presentation (15min) (15%), and laboratory work (30%)
Recommended reading: Medically Important Fungi - A guide to Identification Larone DH 4th Edition ASM Press Washington DC 2002. Atlas of Clinical Fungi 2th Edition de Hoog et al. 2000 Centraalbueau voor Schimmelcultures, Utrecht The Netherlands. Clinical P
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