Infectious Diseases (AMC PhD Program)

Information about the course Infectious Diseases.

Go to application form (for AMC PhD candidates)


This course aims to inform PhD candidates about major infectious diseases, including those that are not necessarily within the scope of their own research.


The course runs once a year, on four consecutive days. The one-day sessions consist of lectures given by well-known researchers from the AMC and elsewhere.

Scheduled dates:

December 17 thru 20, 2019.


    The course covers all aspects of infectious diseases with a strong focus on public health issues, host pathogen interactions, poverty related communicable diseases, and basic research.

    Target audience:

    AMC PhD candidates. CINIMA PhD candidates are required to attend this course during the first or second year of their PhD project.

    VUmc PhD candidates doing research at Amsterdam Infection & Immunity Institute***.


      This course is given in English, unless all participants understand Dutch.


      To qualify for the certificate, a participant must attend all lectures. Attendance is registered.

      Study load:

      36 hours, which is comparable to 1.3 ECTS points.

      Number of participants:

      Maximum 50 per course.


      No charge for registered AMC PhD candidates. Employees of the AMC or AMC Medical Research BV can participate provided slots are available. All other participants are charged a fee of 1,250 euro.

      *** No charge for VUmc PhD candidates doing research at Amsterdam Infection & Immunity Institute.

      Course coordinator:

      Amsterdam Infection & Immunity Institute / Dr. Lia van der Hoek / Medical Micribiology / / tel. +31 (0)20 - 566 7510.

      More information:

      From the course coordinator or AMC Graduate School / / E2-172 / tel. +31 (0)20 - 566 4618.


      AMC Graduate School
      Tel: +31 (0)20 - 566 3108