This module is taught in two integrated parts. You will learn about the approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of common clinical presentations caused by high burden infections eg HIV, Tuberculosis (TB), Malaria and pertinent emerging infections.
The first part of the module is centred around complex individual patient management (adults and to a lesser extent children). Challenges of treatment, such as toxicities and resistance are also covered. An interactive learning lab will be used to allow participants to develop skills in interpreting infection radiology (Chest X-Rays, Commuted Tomography scans Magnetic resonance imaging scans). The second part equips clinicians to develop and lead quality services within the larger health system.
Students will learn what the challenges are that health care workers and health system managers face when developing services for treatment and prevention of common high burden conditions that may co-occur in the same individual.