Discipline of Infectious Diseases

Programmes Offered


Infectious Diseases Specialist Clinic at King Edward VIII Hospital 09h00


•Hope conference every 2nd Tuesday of the month. 14h00  to 15h00
•Consultant Ward rounds and King Edward VIII hospital on Tuesdays 09h30
•Fourth year teaching 11h00 to 12h00


•I.D. Seminar / Journal @ 08H00 TO 09H00
•Medicine Grand Round @ 12H15 to 13h15


•I.D. Academic ward round at KEH
•Combined I.D. and Microbiology Journal club at  IALCH every Thursdays from 14h00 to 16h00.


•Problem round meeting with Microbiology team on Fridays at 08h00 to 09h00.
•Medicine Problem round at 13h15 to 14h15


The unit is involved in both undergraduate and post graduate teaching as well as continuing medical education. The unit often hosts medical officers, foreign doctors/medical students from CAPRISA at ward rounds and clinics.


2nd, 3rd and 4th year students are taught using large group resource sessions. 3rd, 4th and final year students are given bedside tutorials in both ID and general medical topics. Teaching ward rounds on general medicine and ID are held at King Edward hospital on intake days.


The Department participates fully in the educational activities of the Division of Medicine. Topics in infectious Diseases are covered in the journal clubs and basic sciences meeting held in the Department of General Medicine.

 International Collaboration


Close collaborations have been formed with:
Partners AIDS Research Centre at the Massachusetts General Hospital: Division of Infectious Diseases in the form of participation in HOPE conferences and arranging workshops and training in the management of HIV/AIDS in South Africa. Department of HIV and Genitourinary Medicine at Kings College London in the form of a study on Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome.