Module guide

Module LS4025-KP03

Clinical Aspects of Infection (ClinAsp)


1 Semester
Turnus of offer:

each winter semester
Credit points:

Course of studies, specific field and terms:
  • Master Infection Biology 2018 (compulsory), Clinical Aspects, 1st semester
  • Master Infection Biology 2012 (compulsory), Clinical Aspects, 1st semester
Classes and lectures:
  • Clinical Aspects of Infection (lecture, 2 SWS)
  • 60 Hours private studies
  • 30 Hours in-classroom work
Contents of teaching:
  • Clinical background: Clinical characteristics and diagnostical approaches of the most important infectious diseases. Pathophysiological background on the occurence of systemic and local clinical symptoms and disease-specific clinical pictures. Introduction in the most relevant instrumental and laboratory techniques for the diagnosis of infections. Established and novel strategies in the treatment of infectious diseases with respect to the emergence of multi-drug resistant pathogens.
  • Focus on: Gastrointestinal infections, Pneumonia, Colonization vs. infection, Hepatitis, Travel-associated infections, HIV/STDs, Fungal infections, Catheter-related infections, Tuberculosis
  • Modern therapeutic approaches
  • Students are able to integrate knowledge on immunological and pathogen- related entities in the context of clinical aspects of infections. They will obtain deeper insights in patient symptoms, clinical appearances and therapeutic needs of the most frequent infections worldwide.
  • Difficulties in the clinical assessment of infectious disease severities, emergency and intensive care treatment options will be instructed.
  • In addition student´s competence in discussing and questioning scientific achievements in the context of infectious diseases will be strengthened.
Grading through:
  • written exam
Responsible for this module:
  • Prof. Dr. med. Jan Rupp
  • Prof. Dr. med. Jan Rupp
  • Prof. Dr. Christoph Lange
  • Dr. med. Claudia Jafari
  • PD Dr. med. Philipp Solbach
  • Dr. med. Barbara Kalsdorf
  • Dr. med. Jan Heyckendorf
  • Dr. med. Gunar Günther
  • Mims, Nash, Stephen: Mims' Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease - 5th edition
  • offered only in English

The module includes a written Test as the only form of examination.

In addition to the self-study, the regular and successful participation in the teaching module (lecture) is an essential prerequisite for a solid preparation for the examination.

The total amount of time allocated to a written examination is usually between 60 and 180 minutes (Examination Regulations).

(Contribution Ernährungsmedizin to lecture is 13%)

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