Postgraduate Diploma in Infectious Diseases

The number of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases has been rapidly increasing in the past decades. Clinical problems arising from this trend have come down to the level of every clinical specialty. Many such problems arise as complications of the patients' underlying medical or surgical illnesses and their treatment. The management of infectious diseases is now more than merely prescribing antibiotics; other modalities of management including active and passive immunization, the use of immunomodulators, and infection control measures, are of increasing importance. Objectives of the programmes The Diploma, Certificate and individual 2-day update courses aim to provide understanding of, and practical experience in, infectious diseases management for physicians, surgeons, clinical microbiologists, clinicians, nurses and other health care workers who are actively involved in the daily management of patients suffering from infectious diseases. Special emphasis is put on infections that are major health problems locally or globally. Those who do not intend or do not meet the entrance requirement of Diploma may consider taking the Certificate programme or individual two-day courses.

There are current three types of studies:

Professional Accreditation

Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits have been applied from the respective colleges: (PDipID/CertID only)

1. Quotable Qualification by Hong Kong Medical Council

2. CME points by

  • College of Dental Surgeons of Hong Kong

  • Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine

  • Hong Kong College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

  • College of Ophthalmologists of Hong Kong

  • Hong Kong College of Orthopaedic Surgeons

  • Hong Kong College of Otorhinolaryngologists

  • Hong Kong College of Paediatricians

  • Hong Kong College of Pathologists

  • Hong Kong College of Physicians

  • The Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists

  • Hong Kong College of Radiologists

  • The College of Surgeons of Hong Kong

Academic Director

Dr. Sridhar Siddharth

Department of Microbiology, HKU

Organizer

Department of Microbiology

Carol Yu Centre for Infection

Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

The University of Hong Kong

Enquiries:

Course Secretariat

Tel: 2255-2584 Email: pdipid@hku.hk




Postgraduate Diploma in Infectious Diseases (21st Intake)

We are now inviting application for admission to the 21st intake of Postgraduate Diploma in Infectious Diseases (PDipID) Programme & Infectious Diseases Courses, organized by Department of Microbiology and the Carol Yu Centre for Infection, Faculty of Medicine, HKU.

The PDipID programme and Infectious Diseases Courses aim to provide understanding of, and practical experience in, infectious diseases management for physicians, surgeons, clinical microbiologists, other clinicians and health care workers who are actively involved in the daily management of patients suffering from infectious diseases. Special emphasis is put on infections that are major health problems locally or globally.

The PDipID programme covers the following components over a period of two year:

  • Six two-days Infectious Disease Courses

  • Clinical Attachment (3 Friday Infectious Diseases Rounds, Two Bedside Infectious Diseases Consultations and One Clinical Microbiology Laboratory Round & project presentation)

  • A clinical and/or laboratory surveillance project

  • One Literature Reviews of important topics in Infectious Diseases

To learn more about the PDipID programme, please visit: http://www.aal.hku.hk/tpg/programme/postgraduate-diploma-infectious-diseases

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 18th September, 2020.

Please apply via HKU online application system at: http://www.microbiology.hku.hk/pdipid_application.html

Course Fees: HK$28,000

Enquries: The Course Secretariat (Tel: 2255 2584; Email: pdipid@hku.hk)

Those who do not intend to pursue the PDipID qualification may opt to take Certificate in Infectious Diseases Course or the Individual Infectious Diseases two-day courses.


Certificate in Infectious Diseases (CertID)

Call for applications: rolling basis, April, July, or November each year.

Mode of attendance: part-time (2 years).

Entrance Requirements

All medical or nursing graduates, healthcare/science workers, pharmacists, laboratory technicians, medical doctors, and healthcare workers of the HKU-Shenzhen Hospital.

Method of Instruction

Six two-day weekend courses.

There will be a quiz after completion of each course.

Performance of these quizzes will constitute the basis for assessment.

Medium of instruction: English.

Application: www.microbiology.hku.hk/cid_app.pdf

Fees: HK$5,400

Timetable: Click Here

Venue: LT3-LT4, G/F, Cheung Kung Hai Conference Centre, William MW Mong Block, 21 Sassoon Road, Hong Kong (All lectures will be switched to online courses)


 

Individual Infectious Disease Courses (2-day course)

Offered in April, July, and November each year.

Forthcoming course: 17-18 July 2021.

Themes of the 6 infectious disease courses

  • COURSE 3 (17-18 Jul 2021) - Common problems in infectious disease.

  • COURSE 4 (Nov 2021)* - Radiology and radionuclide imaging in ID, Genitourinary medicine and HIV problems

  • COURSE 5 (April 2022)* - Tropical diseases in the developed world

  • COURSE 6 (Jul 2022)* - Infections in immunocompromised hosts and common infective problems in general practice

  • COURSE 1 (Nov 2022)* - Infectious diseases update and emerging infections.

  • COURSE 2 (April 2023) - Infectious disease emergencies, indwelling device and surgical infections.

 

[*Exact date to be confirmed]

Speakers

Clinical academic staff from Department of Microbiology, HKU.

Specialists and experts in the field of clinical microbiology and infectious disease.

Medium of Instruction

English

Award of Attendance Certificate

Certificate of attendance will be issued

Application: www.microbiology.hku.hk/pdipcapp.pdf

Fees: HK$1,000

Timetable: Click Here

The upcoming course will be held on 17-18 July 2021, details as following:

Date and Time:

Saturday: 8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration (Lectures from 9:00 am – 4:10 pm)

Sunday: 9:00 am - 9:30 am Registration (Lectures from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm)

Venue: LT3-LT4, G/F, Cheung Kung Hai Conference Centre, William MW Mong Block, 21 Sassoon Road, Hong Kong (All lectures will be switched to online courses)