The objectives of the virology rotation are: 

  • Understanding management, clinical and laboratory diagnostic aspects of viral haemorrhagic fevers, arboviral disease, influenza, influenza drug resistance and novel or emerging respiratory viruses (other than SARS-COV2) in cases of respiratory illness of unknown cause.
  • Understanding vaccines and vaccine preventable diseases such as measles, rubella polio, hepatitis including elimination strategies.
  • HIV diagnostics, prevention and elimination strategies and research on HIV cure.
  • Explore enteric viral disease classification, epidemiology, laboratory detection/typing, interventions and vaccines.

14 – 18 October 2024

Programme details for 2024 to follow

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

  • Medical Virology

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)

Course coordinator:
Dr Farzana Ismail ((Clinical Microbiologist)) 
Tel: +2711 885 5323 or +2711 885  5317

Mail Applications to