|Restrictions:||CSUF applicants only|
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Program Type:||CSUF Department/Faculty-Led||Housing Options:||Boarding houses|
|Areas of Study:||Biological Science||Class Standing:||Junior, Senior|
|Language of Instruction:||English||College:||College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics|
|Prerequisite:||Instructor Permission||CSUF Faculty:||Ramirez, M.|
BIOL 490: Advances in Clinical Microbiology/ Research Experience in Clinical Microbiology, Winter Session 2018
This course will give the students the tools and knowledge to understand the epidemiology and molecular mechanisms of infectious diseases and prepare them to understand and analyzed primary literature. Moreover, clinical cases will be discussed creating critical thinking skills.
Under the direction of Dr. Maria Soledad Ramirez, professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and , this program includes lectures and practical research opportunities at the the Hospital de Clinicas Jose de San Martin, UBA in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Over the duration of this program, students will gain experience in the following:
- Organizations involved in Infectious Diseases Control
- Public Health Terminology
- Collection, preservation and processing of clinical samples
- Epidemiological studies- Outbreak studies
- Microbial Flora and Pathogens- Host-parasite relationships, microbial pathogenesis and host defense mechanisms
- Microorganisms involved in causing human disease
- New technologies and the use molecular methods for direct detection and/or rapid identification of pathogens
- Emerging and re-emerging pathogen
- Antimicrobial therapy, vaccine development and emergence of multidrug resistant microbes.
- Correct manipulation, transport and preservation of the samples
- Correct identification of bacterial species (phenotypic assays, MALDI-TOFF MS)
- Use of molecular techniques to detect and identify clinical pathogens
- Use of epidemiological techniques characterize the outbreak and/or relationship among studied isolates
Program Dates: Subject to change
This course will take place during Winter Session: January 2-19, 2018.
|2-5 January, 2018
General guidelines for Lab research.
Lecture on relevant microbiology topic and introduction of emerging pathogens.
Clinical case discussions.
|8 January 2018||Arrive at your departure airport (LAX) at least 3 h before our flight time. Join the rest of the class to fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina.
|9 January, 2018||Arrive to Buenos Aires. Go to the apartment and meet later at the Clinical Hospital to receive general instructions.
|10-17 January, 2018||Research Experience and lectures in Clinical Microbiology at Clinical Hospital, UBA.
The last day every student will present a talk of 10 min explain the research conducted, results and conclusion, due to your instructor for grading.
Departure from Buenos Aires to U.S.
|18 January, 2018||Arrive to U.S.
|19 January, 2018
Research Experience discussion
- Earn 3 units of upper division BIOL credit (1 unit lecture; 2 units laboratory
- Gain new perspectives in a hands-on research environment.
- The required course is instructed by a CSUF faculty member and will count towards your degree
- Learn about and practice a variety of research techniques
- Opportunity to present research results and conclusions
- Open to graduate students!
Course and Faculty
You must enroll in BIOL 490 - Research Experience in Clinical to participate in the this program.
GRADING: To pass the course, students must earn a passing grade (C or higher).
See BIOL 490 - WS2018.
Students are expected to attend all of their class meetings (abroad and on the CSUF campus), unless there is a medical reason which prevents them from doing so, and to adhere to all behavioral norms established on their respective campuses. Additionally, they are required to follow the laws and regulations, and respect the cultural mores, national traditions and customs of the host country.
Core course and permission of instructor
|CSUF Instructor||Assistant Instructor (Abroad)|
|Dr. Maria Soledad Ramirez
College of Natural Sciences
and Education, CSUF
|Dr. Claudia M. Barberis
Farmacia y Bioquimica Hospital de Clinicas, UBA
Students will stay in one of the suggested accommodations for the travel abroad portion of this program:
Viamonte 1815, C1056ABA
Buenos Aires Argentina
Residencia Proyecta Alfa
Buenos Aires Argentina
*Professor will help students make arrangements for accommodations with this or a similar vendor. Also Students can check different option in: Airbnb, booking, etc
Costs & Financial Aid
Program Fee: $2,820.00 Tentative and subject to change The following arrangements are included in the program fee for the travel portion of this course:
- Lodging ($320 estimated - To be paid directly to vendor)
- Round-trip airfare on group flight or individual flight, TBD - ($1,600 estimated - To be paid directly to vendor)
- Program coordination expenses ($900 - To be paid directly to BIOL department)
- CSUF program coordination
- Lab & course materials
- Lectures abroad and programming support from local host
Additional Costs To Consider
- CSUF Winter Session 2018 tuition and fees
- Passport and visa fees
- Meals, transportation, living costs (about $480 or $40/day in Argentina)
- Personal expenses
There are many opportunities for CSUF students to study abroad and continue to receive financial aid. Click here to learn more about financial aid for study abroad.
You must have a valid passport for at least six (6) months after the date of international departure. U.S. passport applications can be obtained at any major post office. See here for more information. This process usually takes about 4-6 weeks, so plan early to apply for a new or renewed passport.
U.S. passport holders do no require a tourist visa to enter the country of Argentina for up to 90 days. Find visa and entry information here: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/country/argentina.html
Non-US passport holders should inquire with the Argentine Embassy/Consulate about visa requirements for their country of origin. Please use the following link for embassy/consulate contact information: http://clang.cancilleria.gov.ar/en/content/nationalities-do-not-require-holding-visa-enter-argentina
Application & Deadlines
- Good academic standing
- Valid passport and visa (if applicable); see above section
- Completed online program application
Deadlines and Important Dates
|Sept. 15, 2017
||Regular Decision Online Application Due|
|Sept. 22, 2017||Application Status Notification
|Sept. 27, 2017||Student Commitment Deadline
|November 5, 2017||First Program payment due to BIOL department: $500.00|
|November 29, 2017||Final Program payment due to BIOL department: $400.00|
|TBD||Online Program Forms Due|
Programming-related Questions (e.g. payments, enrollment, etc.): Abigail Segura, Study Abroad Program Coordinator - email@example.com
Course-related Questions: Professor Maria Ramirez
Office: DBH 117A
Phone: (657)-278- 4562
Campus extension: 4562
Online Application Questions: Study Abroad Office - firstname.lastname@example.org