About This Course
The GTS Micro/ID course will span 4 weeks and focus, through lecture, laboratory (both virtual and ‘wet’ labs), small group exercises, team-based learning, and clinical correlations, on the medically important bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. The goal of this course is to provide you with a framework on which you can begin to build a strong foundation in infectious diseases. This course is not meant to be exhaustive. In other words, due to time constraints, we will not be able to cover all medically-important pathogens. However, at the end of this course, the framework you acquire should provide you with the needed tools to understand the pathophysiology of infections. As such, infectious diseases are a lifelong learning process.
One final important reminder, the course focuses on PATHOGENS and NOT disease processes per se (i.e. pneumonia, diarrhea, meningitis, etc.). Through several exercises, we will introduce you to the disease processes, but don’t expect to master these by the end of 4 weeks. You will get a broader exposure to these processes throughout the rest of GTS and during your clinical rotations.