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MMID-Syllabus-2010 - Medical Microbiology and Infectious...

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Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Syllabus I. Overview: The Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Course is designed to give the prospective physician an understanding of the basic biology of microbial pathogens and the mechanisms by which they cause disease. The course will also give the prospective physician knowledge of the signs and symptoms of major infectious diseases and practice in developing differential diagnoses and fundamentals of treatment and prevention for these diseases. The course will run from September 13, 2010 through December 10, 2010. The course is composed of the following: 1. Lectures in virology 2. Lectures in bacteriology 3. Lectures in mycology & parasitology 4. Computer exercises: a. "Bugs" program, a self instructional computer program utilizing patient cases, is designed to integrate virology, bacteriology, mycology, and parasitology and to give the student practice in recognizing the signs and symptoms of and developing differential diagnoses for specific infectious diseases ( http://www.mgm.ufl.edu/~gulig/mmid/bugs ). b. The Virtual Microbiology Lab ( www.mgm.ufl.edu/~gulig/mmid/mmid-lab ). 5. Small group discussions: a. Three student-directed "Current Topics in Microbiology", in which students read original medical research literature. b. Five Infectious Disease faculty-led "Clinical Microbiological Conferences". Faculty: Course Director Paul A. Gulig, Ph.D. 392-0050, R1-250 [email protected] (All administrative matters regarding the schedule, course materials, absences, etc., should be referred to Dr. Gulig.)
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