The intent of the course is
to provide a background into the clinical and pathophysiologic aspects of
infectious disease of organ systems. Topics covered includes: Approach to
Infectious Diseases, Fever, Vaccines and Passive Immunotherapy, Skin and Soft
Tissue Infections, Bacteremia and Infective Endocarditis, Acute and Chronic
Menigitis, Bone and Join, Urinary Tract, Pneumonia, Tuberculosis, Viral
Meningitis and Encephalitis.
This note has been
written with the aim of developing the knowledge, skills and attitudes of nurses
and midwives regarding infections and infectious diseases and their prevention
and control. The manual comprises seven modules. Each module is in two parts:
theory and practice, with opportunities for self-assessment through learning
activities and a workbook.
This note explains the following
topics: Classifications, Modes of Spread and Infection, and Properties of
Agents, Human Immune Response, Serologic Testing for Infectious Agents,
HIV/AIDS, Modeling Infectious Diseases, Tuberculosis, Respiratory Infections,
Diarrheal Diseases, and Influenza, Emerging and Re-emerging Diseases, Parasitic
Diseases, Viral Hepatitis A, B and C, Arboviral Diseases, Sexually Transmitted
Infections, Infectious Disease Interventions or Vaccines.