Module guide WS 2018-2022

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)
  • 30 Hours in-classroom work
  • 60 Hours private studies
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. med. Dennis Nurjadi
  • Dr. rer. nat. Dirk Friedrich
  • Dr. rer. nat. Sebastien Boutin
  • Dr. med. Frederike Waldeck
  • Dr. med. Benjamin Gebel
  • PD Dr. med. Philipp Solbach
  • Dr. med. Christian Herzmann
  • Dr. med. Claudia Jafari
  • Mims, Nash, Stephen: Mims' Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease - 5th edition
  • offered only in English

Admission requirements for taking the module:
- None

Admission requirements for participation in module examination(s):
- Regular and successful participation in the teaching module (lecture)

Module Exam(s):
- LS4025-L1: Clinical Aspects of Infection, written exam, 90 min, 100% of the module grade

(Share of Klinik für Infektiologie und Mikrobiologie in V is 60%)
(Share of Medizinische Klinik I in V is 20%)
(Share of Borstel in V is 20%)

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