Infectious Disease

Infectious disease is a clinical sub-specialty that focuses on the presentation, treatment and laboratory diagnosis of microbial infections.

Research in Infectious Diseases

Objectives:

The student will perform a research project in association with a designated Infectious Disease faculty member.

Description:

  • The Division of Infectious Disease is active in several research areas. Clinical research is antimicrobial therapy: Comparing and assessing new treatments in Infectious Disease and AIDS.
  • Basic science research: Laboratory based research in trichomoniasis, chancroid and HTV.
  • Pharmacokinetics Research: Study of drug interaction and antimicrobial kinetics.
  • Individualized electives will be arranged for interested students. For first and second year students this could entail spending 1 afternoon/week on a chart review to look at patient outcome and performing simple statistical analysis. For third and fourth year students or as a summer project, a student could elect to spend 8-12 weeks in one of the basic science labs performing experiments under supervision. Students are encouraged to discuss these interests with the faculty so that special arrangements can be made.

Supervisor(s): Dr. G.E. Garber; Dr. B. Cameron; Dr. C. Lee; Dr. C. Cooper ; Dr. J. Angel

Location: The Ottawa Hospital, General Campus

Duration: 8 weeks

No. of Students: 1-2

Available for: 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students

Management of Infectious Diseases

Objectives:

The student will be exposed to a variety of clinical infectious disease problems and their management and will be exposed to the principles of appropriate antimicrobial utilization.

Description:

In this elective, the student will spend one afternoon/week rounding with the I.D. service. He/she will be exposed to a variety of infectious presentations from sexually transmitted diseases to severe infection in immuno-comprised patients, including those with AIDS. Some time will be reserved for the student to be exposed to the diagnostic microbiology laboratory. The emphasis will be on gaining an appreciation of the interaction between the host and the microbial organism(s) and the approaches to diagnosis and management. The rational use of antibiotics and infection control practices will also be discussed.

Supervisor(s): Dr. G.E. Garber; Dr. B. Cameron; Dr. J. Angel; Dr. C. Cooper; Dr. A. McCarthy; Dr. C. Lee; Dr. V. Roth; Dr. B. Toye

Location: The Ottawa Hospital, General Campus

Duration: 8 weeks

No. of Students: 1-2

Available for: 1st and 2nd year students

Diagnosis & Management of Infectious Diseases

Objectives:

The student will be exposed to a variety of clinical infectious disease problems and their management and will learn the appropriate use of antibiotics.

Description:

In this elective, the student will be exposed to a variety of infectious presentations from sexually transmitted diseases to severe infections in immune-compromised patients including those with AIDS. The student will be exposed to the diagnostic techniques used in a microbiology laboratory and will learn the appropriate and rational use of antibiotic therapy. The emphasis however, will be on a patient diagnosis and management.

Supervisor(s): Dr. G.E. Garber; Dr. B. Cameron; Dr. J. Angel; Dr. C. Cooper; Dr. A. McCarthy; Dr. C. Lee; Dr. V. Roth; Dr. B. Toye

Location: The Ottawa Hospital, General Campus

Duration: 4 (clinical) weeks

No. of Student: 1-2

Available for: 3rd and 4th students

 

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