The first two semesters (year 1): the teaching during the first year will be rotations around various laboratory departments i.e. clinical chemistry, hematology microbiology and parasitology, immunology as well as human genetics & molecular biology.
The instruction will be in the form of classroom and laboratory sessions, reading assignments, tutorials and seminars.
Subsequent six semesters (year 2-4): On successful completion of the first academic year, the candidates will join the rest of the fellowship program of a three year attachment to the microbiology department.
The teaching during these three years will be in the form of in-service training, daily plate round, practical training, reading assignments, weekly tutorials, weekly seminars, and monthly journal club.
The candidate in (year 2-5) attends a weekly infectious diseases round with the infectious diseases team and liaise with the laboratory staff to improve patients care.
The candidate spends one month rotation in the final year in the infectious diseases and infection control unit
At the end of each of these three years the candidate has to sit for examinations on the subjects taught during that year. The candidate will be expected to pass a final certifying examination and submit a thesis and defend it.