November 30, 2023

Invasive Fungal Infection (IFI) for Clinical Officers

Independently sponsored by Pfizer

CPD accredited course (12 CPD points)

Get ready to embark on an exciting journey into the world of fungal infections, with the Invasive Fungal Infection Educational Program offered by CRK-CRO and independently sponsored by Pfizer! As the leading provider of comprehensive educational resources for healthcare professionals in Kenya, CRK-CRO is proud to offer this in-depth program that explores everything from the epidemiology of invasive fungal infections to the latest breakthroughs in prevention and management.

With the CRK-CRO Invasive Fungal Infection Educational Program, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills you need to become an expert in the field. We’ll start by defining invasive fungal infections, and explore the factors contributing to their spread. We’ll dive deep into the most common fungi that cause INVASIVE FUNGAL INFECTIONs, including Candida, Aspergillus, and Cryptococcus, and examine the different transmission pathways that lead to their spread.

One of the most exciting aspects of this program is our focus on diagnostic techniques for INVASIVE FUNGAL INFECTIONs. We’ll explore a wide range of techniques, from culture-based methods and microscopy to cutting-edge DNA-based techniques like PCR assays. You’ll learn about the different biomarkers and antigens used to detect fungal infections, and how to accurately interpret these results to help diagnose and manage INVASIVE FUNGAL INFECTIONs.


What Will I Learn?

  • Definition of Invasive Fungal Infections
  • The burden of invasive fungal infections.
  • Differentiate between invasive infections and colonization.
  • The global and local epidemiology of invasive fungal infections in Kenya.
  • Risk factors and high-risk population for invasive fungal infections.
  • Diagnostic techniques for INVASIVE FUNGAL INFECTIONs

Course Content

Module 1: IFI Introduction/Overview
Invasive Fungal Infections (IFI): An Overviewa. Definition b. Epidemiology c. Risk Factors d. High-risk Populations

  • Pre-test
  • Introduction
  • Introduction
  • Introduction
  • Assessment test

Module 2: Medically Important Fungi Pathogenesis & Complications
Medically Important Fungia. Major Causative Organisms b. Transmission c. Pathogenesis d. Complications

Module 3: The Diagnostic Techniques for IFI
An Update of The Diagnostic Techniques for IFIa. Clinical Findings b. Classical Diagnostic Techniques c. Antigens/ Biomarkers Detection d. DNA-based Techniques e. Drug Susceptibility Testing

Module 4: Invasive Fungal Infections: Prevention and Management
Invasive Fungal Infections: Prevention and Managementa. Infection prevention b. Antifungal Prophylaxis c. Systemic Therapies & Antifungal Agents d. Drug Resistance

Module 5: IFI Breakthroughs in Special Populations
IFI Breakthroughs in Special Populationsa. Factors Associated with Breakthrough IFI b. Critically ill and ICU-admitted Patients c. Immunodeficient Individuals d. Hematological Patients e. Sold Organ Transplant Patients

Module 6: Invasive Candidiasis
Invasive Candidiasisa. Causative organism b. the burden of the disease in Kenya c. Pathophysiology d. Diagnostic techniques e. Screening f. Prevention g. Management I. Initial Therapy II. Step-down therapy III. Certain Considerations

About the instructor

CRK is Kenyan’s largest and most comprehensive provider of post-graduate training courses in clinical research, public health, pharmaceutical sciences, and various other domains. At CRK-CRO, we believe a properly trained and competent health workforce is essential to any successful healthcare system.
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Student Feedback

Very Good
114 Reviews

it is an exhaustive course covering every aspect of Fungal infection and treatment.
this will help me a lot in management of CCC clients


Very much educative

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It's very educative with current trends and plan of patients disease diagnosis, treatment and prognosis.

This course is full right now. We limit the number of students to create an optimized and productive group dynamic.
Durations: 4 hours
Lectures: 12
Students: Max 591
Level: Intermediate
Language: English
Certificate: Yes

Material Includes

  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 7 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • CPD points
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion


  • Health workforce cadres
  • Be interested in Invasive Fungal Infection
  • Have an Email Account


  • Clinical Officers

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