Infectious Diseases
Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases

by John Fisher, MD

Infectious diseases have burdened humanity for millennia. Concepts of contagion and its prevention have slowly developed in different cultures over centuries. In the 19th century, Louis Pasteur introduced the germ theory of disease, which described the relationship between microorganisms and illnesses, putting an end to the predominant theory of spontaneous generation. Infectious diseases are currently defined as clinical conditions attributed to specific microorganisms, which are known as “pathogens.”

In this course, the student will be taught about major infections that affect the body systems. For optimal comprehension, the student is required to have a basic understanding of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells and the differences between them, the structure and general classification of bacteria and viruses, and the mechanisms of innate and adaptive immunity.

In the previous century, infectious diseases were the most important causes of morbidity and mortality. After the advent of antibiotics, these diseases are less prevalent; however, they are often encountered in clinical practice. Although these diseases are currently not as devastating as they previously were, it is important for the physician to promptly detect infections and initiate pharmacological management. Furthermore, the increase in antibiotic resistance and emergence of “superbugs” require general practitioners to be extremely thorough during assessments, so that they can accurately determine if the current clinical scenario requires antibiotic therapy.

Course Details

  • Videos 99
  • Duration 10:01 h
  • Quiz questions 415
  • Articles 50

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Your Educators of course Infectious Diseases

 John Fisher, MD

John Fisher, MD

Dr. John F. Fisher is a Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University in the USA.
He obtained his medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in 1969. He is a Master of the American College of Physicians (MACP) and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Medicine and Infectious Diseases.
Due to his achievements, he has earned the Annual J. Willis Hurst Teaching Award, the Jane F. Deforges Excellence in Medical Education Award, and the Infectious Diseases Society of America's Clinical Teacher Award.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Fisher teaches courses on Infectious Diseases.


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informative
By Catherine L. on 10. September 2021 for Upper Respiratory Infections

it was simplified thus was able to understand. now will be able to manage my patient much better than before

 
Like the nephrology section
By Awad M. on 29. August 2021 for Genital and Sexually Transmitted Infections

Easy to follow without spending too much effort . Can watch videos in your downtime.

 
Great order and explanation
By Sari D. on 12. August 2021 for Hepatitis: Diagnosis and Management

Your lectures are excellent because you have a great diction! Thanks.

 
Very good !
By Selma M. on 03. August 2021 for Upper Respiratory Infections

The teaching was very good. I was just sad it did not include acute bronchitis. And no one talked about infectious mononucleosis. Otherwise everything was perfect.