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Objectives

  • The student will be able to identify infectious syndromes by clinical presentation.
  • The student will be able to identify pathogens associated with major infectious syndromes.
  • The student will learn the diagnostic evaluation procedure of major infectious syndromes.
  • The student will demonstrate knowledge of appropriate treatments of major infections.
  • The student will demonstrate knowledge of host characteristics that predispose to infections.

Recommended Text

  • Schaechter M, Engleberg NC, Eisenstein BI, Medoff G. Mechanisms of Microbial Disease. Third Edition; Williams and Wilkins, 1998, Baltimore, MD.

This text coordinates learning about microbes with learning about disease processes. Required or recommended readings of this text are included in this syllabus.

Supplemental Texts

  • Bannister BA, Begg NT, Gillespie SH. Infectious Disease. Blackwell Science LTD 2000.

This is an English version of Schaechter, designed for medical students in Europe. It has excellent diagrams and charts. It complements Schaechter in some areas.

  • Schaechter M, Engleberg NC, Eisenstein BI, Medoff G. Mechanisms of Microbial Disease. Third Edition; Williams and Wilkins, 1998, Baltimore, MD.
  • Mosby's Color Atlas and Text of Infectious Disease. Christopher P. Conlon, MA, MD, FRCP, David R. Snydman, M.D. Mosby-Year Book, Incorporated, October 2000.

This book combines text with very good pictures of lesions. Since a lot of infectious disease is visual, this text complements the others mentioned since they have a limited number of pictures.

In addition to the Textbooks, a syllabus to expands on the principles discussed in the lectures. The syllabus should serve as a basis for your studies, but in no way is it completely comprehensive. We will also place the lecture slides on the course curriculum sciences knowledgebase website after the lecture date and plan to have sample test questions, cases with pictures of micro-organisms, x-rays, skin lesions etc. on the website

Exams

There will be one final exam for 1 hour. There will be about 3 to 5 questions per lecture.