TYPE: Elective module
CREDITS:
COORDINATOR: Tomàs Pumarola, MD PhD - academic profile

The objectives of this module are:

  • to introduce the main technologies available for the aetiological diagnosis of infectious diseases and the detection of antimicrobial resistance;
  • the study of infectious diseases in the immune suppressed patient; and
  • the study of different pathologies in the critically ill patient

CONTENTS

SECTION I: MICROBIOLOGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES

  1. Microbiological diagnosis in immune suppressed patients
  2. Resistance to Antimicrobials
  3. Microbiological Surveillance of Infectious Diseases
  4. Emerging viral pathogens. Role of the Microbiology Laboratory
  5. HIV Pathogenesis and treatment
  6. Experimental animal models

SECTION II: CRITICAL PATHOLOGY

  1. Pneumonia and Sepsis
  2. Conceptual model of host, pathogens and system factors.
  3. Clinical translation of techniques of cellular biology in the critically ill patient
  4. Pathogenesis, molecular targets and advanced therapy for Pneumonia and Sepsis
  5. Bioethic principles in critically ill patients

TEACHERS

Tomàs Pumarola, MD PhD
Jordi Rello, MD PhD