Intensive courses in mycology and parasitology

The objectives of these Intensive courses in mycology and parasitology  are;

  • To expose microbiology, clinical pathology, public health or infectious disease specialists to essential knowledge about communicable disease diagnosis, surveillance and outbreak response functions; and
  • To prepare microbiology,  clinical pathology, public health or infectious disease specialists to understand and efficiently access the reference laboratory and epidemiology resources of the NICD

The course series will cover the following topics:

Mycology

  • Focus on identification of medically important fungi, antifungal susceptibility testing, serological and molecular diagnostic testing and molecular epidemiology of medically important mycoses
  • Understanding of AIDS-related mycoses

Parasitology

  • Focus on important aspects of malaria
  • Understanding blood and tissue parasite diagnosis and identification
  • Understanding stool and urine parasite diagnosis and identification
  • Explore unusual and opportunistic parasitic infections

Any candidates preparing for exams who require additional revision or with a particular interest can then decide to attend the 1-week intensive courses in mycology and parasitology tailored to complement the main 3-week course.

Parasitology: 18 – 20 November 2024 [2.5 days]  

Mycology: 20 – 22 November 2024 [2.5 days] 

Both disciplines will be face to face

Programme details for 2024 to follow

MBChB/MBBCh and registration as a trainee (registrar) in a specialist field in any of the following:

  • Medical Microbiology (for virology, mycology and parasitology courses)
  • Medical Virology (for virology course)
  • Clinical Pathology (for virology, mycology and parasitology courses)

Note: Senior registrars will be given preference

Closing date for applications : 06 September 2024 or when maximum capacity has been reached.

To apply, download and complete the form below:

NICD Course Application Form (2024)

For mycology: Caroline Maluleka
carolinema@nicd.ac.za

For parasitology :Charlotte Sriruttan
charlottes@nicd.ac.za