Stories of Infection
This course introduces learners to a variety of infectious diseases using a patient-centered, story-based approach. Through illustrated, short videos, learners will follow the course of each patient's illness, from initial presentation to resolution. Integrating the relevant microbiology, pathophysiology and immunology, this course aims to engage and entice the learner towards future studies in microbiology, immunology and infectious diseases.
The patient-centered videos included in this course were created as part of the Re-imagining Medical Education initiative, led by Charles Prober MD, Senior Associate Dean of Medical Education at the Stanford School of Medicine. This initiative was the first of its kind to explore the collaborative creation of foundational medical education online content by inter-institutional teams of faculty. The content presented in this course was created by faculty from Stanford University School of Medicine, in collaboration with The University of Washington School of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, UCSF School of Medicine, and The University of Michigan Medical School. Support for this initiative was provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Burke Family Foundation.
Information provided in this course is for educational purposes only and is not intended to be used for diagnostic and/or treatment purposes.
Who is this class for: This course is primarily aimed at anyone with an interest in human health.
Maya Adam, MD, Lecturer, Stanford School of Medicine
Coursera Course Certificate Available for a Fee
You can earn a Course Certificate for this Coursera course. A Course Certificate is proof that you completed and passed the course.
In order to get a Course Certificate, you must:
- Complete ID Verification, which includes submitting a photo and verified ID
- Pass all required assignments in the course
- Pay the Course Certificate fee, or apply and be approved for Coursera Financial Aid
This course may not currently be available to learners in some states and territories.