Welcome to the fascinating world of fungi, agents of major infectious diseases!
- Registration on: https://www.fun-mooc.fr/en/courses/medical-mycology/
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
Know the basic concepts of fungal taxonomy & ecology.
Understand how to identify fungi from clinical specimens or from cultures.
Discover how emerging factors are involved in the development of fungal diseases.
Know more about antifungal drugs
Discover the relationship between infections due to fungi and HIV
Fungi are present everywhere! They play a major role in our ecosystem…as main decomposers of organic material, as producers of antibiotics or mycotoxins but also as responsible for human and animal infections. Fungi accounts for more than a billion of people suffering from fungal diseases resulting in at least a million human deaths per year!
The overall arise of fungal diseases is mainly due to major increase of host fungus-interaction opportunity. We can acquire fungi from the community, from the health care system or from international travels in endemic zones.
The Medical Mycology MOOC will provide a general overview starting from the basic concepts of fungal taxonomy & ecology. We will guide you through the different approaches for identification of fungi. You will hear about major trends in invasive fungal diseases as well as subcutaneous mycoses epidemiology, about new populations at risk, and emerging factors involved in the development of diseases. We will also cover topics related to antifungal drugs, and finally you will have an insight into the natural history of superficial and invasive fungal diseases, with a part dedicated to the HIV-associated infections.
Registration on: https://www.fun-mooc.fr/en/courses/medical-mycology/
Pôle Enseignement Numérique