The global aims of the course “Disease Control and Eradication”, of which “Infectious Diseases A” is one part, are to prepare students to a broad understanding of the most common infectious diseases and their clinical management, covering viral, bacterial, fungal and parasitic diseases. Global epidemiology of the major infectious diseases and public health implications will also be covered. Disease control and eradication is divided into the following parts: i) Clinical Epidemiology (Prof. MG Comelli); ii) Infectious Diseases A (Profs. MU Mondelli and R Bruno); iii) Infectious Diseases B (Profs. C Filice, E Brunetti); iv) The Science of Disease Control and Eradication (Profs. R Bruno, E Brunetti, C Filice, V Meroni).

At the end of the course, students should be able to recognize the typical clinical presentations of major infectious diseases and to develop a basic knowledge of the main treatment regimens.