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Clinical Global Infectious Disease

This course is fully booked and closed for further applications

Infectious diseases are easily spread between countries and continents, and infections like Ebola, MERS, Zika and COVID-19 show that surveillance and control of epidemics is of international importance. The summer course in Clinical Global Infectious Diseases will give an introduction to major infectious diseases like malaria, tuberculosis, HIV, schistosomiasis 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 programmes will be discussed, both at national and international level. The focus will be clinical presentation and management paired with a global scope on the worldwide disease burden. The course is directed towards medical students with a strong clinical focus, but open to other master students within health.

The course is taught by passionate clinicians who all have abundant experience from working with Global Health and infections in low-resource settings. Active participation in assignments and presentations will be required.

The course contains an obligatory module on practical diagnostics of intestinal parasites and blood parasites like malaria through ”hands-on” laboratory practicals. Social activities outside of class will take place according to interest and student involvement.

Exam info and full course description

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

Admission Requirements

Course specific:

3-4 years studies within medicine or other related education. 

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.


Exchange students: nomination from your home university

Freemovers: documentation for English Language proficiency

You can read more about admission here.