Master in Laboratory Medicine

Clinical Mycology



Learning outcomes

The teaching of Clinical Mycology aims to promote the acquisition/enhancement of knowledge and abilities that allow the characterization of the etiologic agents associated with major health care mycoses, an integrated analysis of the individual steps of laboratory diagnosis. This training should promote the following abilities: a) to know how to build the mycological diagnosis steps and to know how to critically interpret their results, b) to understand the importance of the diagnosis of fungal infections, c) to know how to prevent and treat these infections.


General characteristics of fungi. Diagnosis of fungal infections: the conventional, immunological and molecular evaluation. The importance of laboratory diagnosis in the orientation of antifungal pharmacotherapy. Antifungal therapy, resistance mechanisms and susceptibility to antifungal drugs tests. Superficial, subcutaneous and systemicmycoses. Discussion of practical clinical cases related to the most relevant fungal infections. Laboratory practice consensus and guidelines.