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Clinical Global Infectious Disease

This course is open for applications from May 1 – May 31

Infections in the individual both travelers and migrants using knowledge of infections in different regions of the world. The course will give an introduction to major infectious diseases like malaria, tuberculosis, HIV, yellow fever and others with emphasis on geographical distribution, difference in morbidity and mortality between different parts of the world, clinical signs and symptoms, diagnosis, prevention and control. Advice to travelers will be discussed and appropriate investigations in immigrants will be reviewed. Emphasis will be on the difference in incidence, prevalence, morbidity and mortality between countries and continents. Appropriate control programs will be discussed, both at national and international level.

The course will teach practical diagnostics of intestinal parasites and blood parasites like malaria through "hands-on" practical’s and will give an introduction to so called “rapid tests”.

The course will enable the student to work in other countries especially developing countries providing background knowledge of disease prevalence, principles of diagnosis, treatment and a brief introduction to community control and prevention.

Exam info and full course description

Exam info and full course description can be found in the course catalogue.

Please notice that this course is passed by active participation, and you will not receive a specific grade. Only pass/fail will appear on your transcript.

Admission Requirements

Course specific:
A bachelor degree within health sciences (e.g. medicine, public health, dentistry, sport science).

If the number of places on the course are exceeded by the number of applications received, priority will be given to applicants with knowledge of the Danish health system. This could be obtained through a clinical stay at a hospital, to improve the possibilities of relating international issues proposed in the course to the Danish health system.


Exchange students: nomination from your home university

Freemovers: documentation for English Language proficiency

You can read more about admission here.