This unit aims to describe the epidemiology, biology, pathogenesis and clinical contexts of HIV infection. On completion of this unit, students should be able to: (i) Understand the laboratory, clinical and social aspects of the diagnosis and management of HIV infection. Course content will include underlying scientific principles of diagnostics, virology, immunology and pathogenesis as applicable to HIV infection; clinical aspects of HIV infection, including seroconversion, asymptomatic infection, early symptomatic disease, major opportunistic infections (including AIDS-related conditions), tumours and death. Emphasis will be placed on prophylaxis, antiretrovirals for prevention and treatment and the management of associated conditions. Legal, ethical and social contexts will also be discussed.
Normal day: compulsory attendance at 3x1hr lectures and 1x1hr journal club per week; Block mode: 3x1hr lectures per week; plus blockintensive mode, 2-3 days, 9am-5pm.
Written examination (40%); Case-based discussions and presentations (20%); Online quizzes (30%); Journal club (10%)
For students who are not enrolled in one of the Sexual and Reproductive Health degrees or Internal Medicine must apply to the Unit of Study Coordinator for permission to enrol in this unit of study.