Paediatric Neurology Distance Learning

Unit 08 Inflammation & Infection of the CNS

Unit aims:

Inflammation and infection of the nervous system explores the mechanisms of inflammation within the CNS, examining the role of the immune system in the control and modulation of infection and inflammation and the impact of immune dysregulation and immune deficiency.

Infection processes are examined in detail to develop an in depth knowledge of meningitis, encephalitis, brain abscess as well as sections on specific pathogens which may be less common but very important including TB, HIV and prions.

Prevention is better than cure so finally an overview considers immunisation, infection control and public health measures to prevent CNS related infection.

Method of delivery: Online

Study Hours: 52.5
Continuing Professional Development Points: 52.5. You will be able to download a pdf of your CPD certificate following completion of each section within the unit.