The NICD comprises of seven centres and one division, through which visitors will rotate:
1. Centre for Emerging Zoonotic and Parasitic Diseases;
2. Centre for Enteric Diseases ;
3. Centre for HIV and STIs;
4. Centre for Hospital-Acquired Infections, Antimicrobial Resistance and Mycology;
5. Centre for Respiratory Diseases and Meningitis;
6. Centre for Tuberculosis;
7. Centre for Vaccines and Immunology; and
8. Division of Public Health Surveillance and Response (DPHSR).
Duration: Three weeks
18 May – 5 June 2020
Eligible candidates: senior microbiology, virology, clinical pathology, public health or infectious disease specialists (incl. clinicians/nurses/registrars/consultants/senior technologists/senior scientists).
Closing date for applications: 3 April 2020
- To expose senior microbiology, virology, clinical pathology, public health or infectious disease registrars or specialists to essential knowledge about communicable disease diagnosis, surveillance and outbreak response functions; and
- To equip microbiology, virology, clinical pathology, public health or infectious disease specialists to understand and efficiently access the reference laboratory and epidemiology resources of the NICD
Any candidates preparing for exams who require additional revision or with a particular interest can then decide to attend the one-week intensive courses in mycology/parasitology and virology, tailored to complement the main three-week course.