The PDipID programme aims to provide understanding of, and practical experience in, infectious diseases management for physicians, surgeons, clinical microbiologists, other clinicians and health care workers who are actively involved in the daily management of patients suffering from infectious diseases.  Special emphasis is put on infections that are major health problems locally or globally.

The number of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases has been rapidly increasing in the past decades.  Clinical problems arising from this trend have come down to the level of every clinical specialty.  Many such problems arise as complications of the patients’ underlying medical or surgical illnesses and their treatment.  The management of infectious diseases is now more than merely prescribing antibiotics; other modalities of management including active and passive immunization, the use of immunomodulators, and infection control measures, are of increasing importance.

The PDipID programme covers the following components over a period of two years:

·         Six 2-day weekend courses

·         Clinical Attachment (3 Friday Infectious Diseases Rounds, Two Bedside Infectious Diseases Consultations and One Clinical Microbiology Laboratory Round & project presentation)

·         A clinical and/or laboratory surveillance project

·         One Literature Review of important topics in Infectious Diseases

To learn more about the PDipID programme, please visit: and

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: August 30, 2019, 12:00 noon.

Application can be submitted via the HKU Admissions Office (

Academic Director: Professor Patrick C.Y. WooClinical Professor, Department of Microbiology, HKU

Programme fee: HK$28,000

Enquiries: Tel: 2255 2584; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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