ECTS - Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology I

Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology I (MED408) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology I MED408 18 18 0 2 3
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives Train medical doctors who know about the infectious diseases which are already present, has regained importance and has recently emerged in our country; are well equipped with knowledge, skills and proficiency to diagnose, transfer, diagnose and prevent the infectious disease from primary care on; approach their infection patient by exercising the communication skills together with these knowledge, skills and proficiency within the ethic codes; have the attitude and skill to follow the developments in this field, to keep learning through questioning and researching.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • State the importance of the infectious diseases for public health, list the risk factors of the individuals and the society in terms of infectious diseases.
  • State the epidemiology, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and transfer criteria of the frequent and life threatening infectious diseases.
  • State the infectious disease agents, modes of transmission and mechanism of action of host organism through cause effect relationship.
  • State the overall and systems specific symptoms and findings of the infectious diseases, take general and detailed anamnesis of the problem from the patient and/or their relatives using communication skills, make a thorough physical examination, prediagnose.
  • At primary care, select the tests used in the diagnosis of infectious diseases, assess the results, pre-diagnose using clinical reasoning skills together with anamnesis and physical examination findings.
  • At primary care, manage the infectious patient according to the principles of evidence-based medicine and patient-centered care without any indiscrimination, adopting a wholistic approach and paying attention to patient-privacy; prescribe in concordance with the rational antibiotics use and the regulations.
  • State the principles (notice, immunization, isolation measures, etc.) of prevention and reduction of infectious disease at the individual and society level; attend team-work practices; inform the patient and their relatives on this; offer consulting; collaborate with the non-health industries.
  • Have access to /follow/ comment / practice the knowledge on basic and current infectious diseases and existing official regulations via different resources like visual and information technologies.
Course Content Systemic and local infections, anamnesis and physical examination; pre-diagnosis and selection of diagnostic tests, interpretation of laboratory test results and differential diagnosis; antimicrobial chemotherapy.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Theoric Symptoms and findings of infectious diseases, Antimicrobial chemotherapy, Principles of treatment of infectious diseases, Rational antibiotics use, Central nervous system infections, Malaria, Acute infectious diarrhea, Upper respiratory infections (acute otitis, rhino sinusitis, tonsillopharyngitis), Upper respiratory infections (influenza, common cold), Gangrenous emphysema, necrotizing fasciitis, osteomyelitis, septic arthritis,Rabies,HIV and AIDS Application Patient with fever, Febrile neutropenia, Septicemia,Anamnesis and physical examination, Preliminary diagnosis and selection of diagnostic laboratory tests, Interpretation of lab tests and differential diagnosis,Antimicrobial prescription Hand wash and doctor-patient meeting,Notification and disclosure system of the infectious diseases, Diagnostic approach to somnolence, prescription practice (acute purulent meningitis), Prescription within the framework of rational drug use principles (acute infectious diarrhea),Prescription in concordance with the rational drug use principles (pneumonitis) Microscope use and peripheral smear examination,Culture sampling and cultivation Using microscope and peripheral smear Using microscope and analysis body fluids,Diagnostic approach to the patient with acute diarrhea: coprology, working with biological material in the lab Seminar -
2 Theoric: Genitourinary system infections, Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever,Pneumonias, Tetanus and anthrax,Typhoid, Brucellosis, Viral hepatitis,Seminar-Literature Application: Preliminary diagnosis and selection of diagnostic tests, antimicrobial prescription,Antimicrobial prescription, Preventive measures against health service specific infections,Antimicrobial prescription practice (prophylaxis against pre- and post-contact), Decontamination, disinfection, sterilization and antisepsis Prescription in concordance with the rational drug use principles (genitourinary infections), Antimicrobial prescription practice (upper respiratory infections),Analysis of urine and urethral secretion Exam -


Course Book 1. Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett's Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases. John E. Bennett, Raphael Dolin, Martin J. Blaser (Editors); Elsevier Saunders.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application 1 20
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 80
Toplam 2 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Integrates and utilizes the information, skills, and approaches obtained from basic, clinical, and medical sciences, behavioral sciences, and social sciences when offering healthcare services. X
2 Offers healthcare services to patients with a biopsychosocial approach where the sociodemographic and sociocultural backgrounds of these individuals are taken into consideration, focusing on the universal human values, ethical principles, and professional duties; without exercising discrimination on the basis of language, religion, race, or sex. X
3 Aims to protect, improve, and develop individual and public health when offering healthcare services. X
4 Performs the necessary studies in sustaining and improving health, taking into the individual, public, social, and environmental factors to affect it. X
5 Trains healthy individuals/ patients, their relatives, and other healthcare workers in healthcare upon determining the features, requirements, and expectations of their target audience. X
6 Exercises a safe, rational, and effective approach in the procedures of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up, and rehabilitation; while offering healthcare services. X
7 Implements interventional and/or non-interventional practices in a way that is safe and effective for patients during the procedures of diagnosis, treatment, follow-up, and rehabilitation. X
8 Offers healthcare services taking into account the health and safety of patients and employees. X
9 Takes the regional and global changes in physical and socioeconomic settings to affect health, as well as the changes in the individual features and behaviors of patients referring to them into account, while offering healthcare. X
10 Takes the good medical practices into account while performing their duties. X
11 Undertakes the tasks and duties within the framework of their professional ethical rules, as well as their legal rights and duties. X
12 Stands for the improvements in the manner in which healthcare services are offered, taking into account the concepts of social reliability and social duty, in an effort to protect and improve individual and public health. X
13 Evaluates the effects of health policies and healthcare practices on public health indicators, and, where required, amends their evaluation on the grounds of scientific and social needs; in an effort to help improve the quality of healthcare services. X
14 Leads their healthcare team while offering healthcare services, in a participative, and collaborative manner. X
15 Establishes positive relationships within their healthcare team; and where needed, easily adapts to various positions among their team. X
16 Exercises effective communication with patients, the relatives of patients, healthcare professionals, and groups from other professions, as well as institutions and organizations. X
17 Plans and conducts scientific studies on the society to which they serve, and use the results of these, or those from other studies, to benefit the society. X
18 Accesses the current literature on their profession, and evaluates them with a critical approach.
19 Chooses the correct sources of learning to improve the healthcare services that they offer, and regulates their own learning process.
20 Demonstrates the skills of obtaining and evaluating new information, integrating newer pieces of information with their current ones, as well as adapting to changing conditions throughout their professional life.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 2 18 36
Application 2 18 36
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 1 1 1
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 2 2
Total Workload 75