Knowledge and skills for clinical evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and monitoring of patients with imported and emerging diseases from parasites, fungi, bacteria, mycobacteria, and viruses. Knowledge and skills of the major health problems that affect immigrant populations and travelers.
Competencies and learning outcomes
- Demonstrate systematic competence in the field of international health and mastery of research methods and skills related to international and global health.
- Be able to critically analyze, evaluate, and synthesize new and complex ideas in infectious diseases and international health.
- Know how to communicate with peers, the academic community as a whole, and society in general about infectious diseases and international health.
- Capability of promoting, within academic and professional contexts, technological, social, or cultural advancement in the field of infectious diseases and international health within a knowledge-based society.
- Demonstrate the ability to clinically use antibiotics (antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic, and antiviral) in order to design, plan, and implement programs for their management in different healthcare environments.
- Understand the accuracy of the primary diagnostic tests used in infectious diseases and international health, including microbiological, biochemical, and radiological analysis, and their conditions of use.
- Be able to identify the primary signs and symptoms presenting in indigenous and imported infectious diseases in hosts both normal as well as immunocompromised in their different locations.
- Demonstrate competence in the field of traveler's health and care for the immigrant community and mastery of healthcare methods and skills related to traveler's health problems, and acquire basic skills to begin research tasks.
- Be able to properly proceed when facing primary infectious disease syndromes and the different situations arising in caring for the immigrant population and travelers.
- Acquire the capacity to use tools of epidemiology and public health related to infectious diseases and international health.
Objectives (Learning outcomes)
- Acquiring knowledge and skills for clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and monitoring of patients with diseases and emerging imported parasites, fungi, bacteria, mycobacteria and viruses
- Understand the concept of imported and emerging disease and epidemiology of major infectious diseases worldwide
- Understanding the mechanisms of transmission of the most common tropical infectious diseases
- Acquire tools for clinical appraisal of the patient with infectious syndromes acquired abroad
- Acquire tools for clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of the most common imported diseases: malaria, schistosomiasis, intestinal helminthes, arboviruses, etc
- Acquire knowledge and skills of the major health issues affecting immigrants and travelers
- Understand the importance of health alerts
- Acquire the tools to make a proper inquiry traveler Care
- Acquire tools for management of patients with special situations, children, immunosuppressive before and after traveling
- Elaine C. "The Travel and Tropical Medicine Manual". Jong & Sanford .
- Gary W. Brunette. "CDC Health Information for International Travel 2012". Oxford University Press.
- Richard L. "Tropical Infectious Diseases: Principles, Pathogens and Practice. ". Expert Consult.
- Wallace Peters. "Atlas of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology". Edinburgh: Mosby .
Methodology and grading
- A classroom examination are performed, written, multiple choice, multiple response (several options and one correct answer) consisting of 25 questions that cover the specific content of the course. The rating system will be performed on 100:
- Mark of the multiple-choice test: 50%
- Problem-solving exercises and cases, and participation in the forum for the course: 50%