Section 4: Infectious/Communicable Diseases
The Center for Global Health thanks Ashti Doobay-Persaud, MD from the Section of Global Health in the Division of Hospital Medicine for compiling the information in this curriculum. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Doobay-Persaud.
The lectures in this section are disease-specific and are all from the GHEC modules.
These modules are categorized in order of most common infectious causes of mortality in low-income countries (WHO classification.) The last 2 modules are on zoonoses and emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases are recommended but not required reading unless applicable to your host region.
Familiarize yourself with the epidemiology of the region and use these modules to help focus your learning.
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- MODULE 1: Respiratory Diseases and Pneumonia
- MODULE 2: HIV/AIDS
There are two lectures here. If you are prescribing ARVs or HAART you should be supervised by a trained professional and there should be an ongoing comprehensive clinic addressing STIs, contraception, TB co-infection, nutrition, disability and social support.
- MODULE 3: Malaria - Clinical Basics
Further reading on Malaria as a global health challenge
- MODULE 4: Tuberculosis
- MODULE 5: Intestinal Protozoa of Relevance - Giardia Cryptosporidium and Cyclospora
- MODULE 6: Dengue
- MODULE 7: Leishmaniasis
- MODULE 8: Vaccine-Preventable Diseases and Immunization Schedules
- MODULE 9: Zoonoses and Salmonella
- MODULE 10: Viral Infectious Diseases
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This page last updated Feb 16, 2012