At the end of this course, you will be able to:
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.
This MOOC is organized in 7 chapters. Each chapter is composed of 3 to 7 sessions. Each session is followed by two MCQs, allowing learners to test their understanding. At the end of each chapter, a set of MCQs is offered again. The videos are in English, with subtitles in English, French and Spanish. The MCQs are in English, French and Spanish.
This MOOC is intended for biology students, from the undergraduate to the graduate level, doctors, teachers, researchers, and more generally for all those interested in medical mycology. A good scientific level is recommended to follow this MOOC (Bachelor of Science).
To follow this course, you can choose between two options:
- The Discovery Course gives access to videos, quizzes and discussions in the forum. No certificate is issued for this course. Registration is free.
- The Qualifying Course leads to a certificate. In addition to the activities of the Discovery Course, you will have to take a one-hour supervised distance learning exam, consisting of 30 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and obtaining 18 correct answers. The registration fee for the Qualifying Course is 150€.
Successful completion of the Qualifying Course gives you the opportunity to apply for the Institut Pasteur Online Diploma of Infectious Diseases (DNM2IP), which consists of 5 certificates to Institut Pasteur MOOCs on infectious diseases. To learn more, visit the Institut Pasteur's web page dedicated to this diploma.
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