The course is essentially a practical course supplemented by lectures, clinical case studies and discussion groups and is aimed mainly at biomedical scientists and medical microbiologists in training. It will provide enough information to enable the participants to undertake the routine procedures in the laboratory diagnosis of fungal infections.
The course will start with basic mycology and then deal with the clinical features, epidemiology, pathogenesis and laboratory diagnosis of the superficial, subcutaneous and systemic mycoses. This will include the characteristics and identification of dermatophytes and yeasts, serological tests and laboratory monitoring of antifungal therapy.
The course takes place over 4.5 days, with an exam on the afternoon of the last day for delegates undertaking the BSMM/UCL Diploma/MSc in Medical Mycology.
All the lecturers and demonstrators on the course are members of the British Society for Medical Mycology and experienced mycologists.
The course has previously been accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Sciences (IBMS) and the Royal College of Pathologists and it is anticipated it will be again.
The course fee for the week, including VAT, is £820. The course fee includes all course materials, tea and coffee during the morning and afternoon breaks. Please note that lunch is not included in this fee. BSMM/UCL Diploma/MSc students will also be required to pay an examination fee for the examination which will take place on Friday afternoon.