ISHAM Course in Diagnostic Medical Mycology

The ISHAM Course in Diagnostic Medical Mycology is now available and ISHAM Members receive a 100% discount on the course fee. This course is EACCME accredited.

The main goal of the course is to provide a comprehensive resource for people to learn about diagnostic medical mycology via an online learning platform. At the end of the course, participants should have a good understanding of the range of diagnostic techniques that are currently available, the relative advantages and disadvantages of each of the methods and how the methods can be used in different patient populations and different diseases.

The course consists of 12 modules and includes an overview of fungal diseases and antifungals, the fungal kingdom and an introduction to diagnostic techniques.  Each of the diagnostic methods is then covered in detail in individual modules which include identification of yeasts and moulds; direct microscopy, culture and histopathology; antigen detection; antibody detection; molecular diagnosis, antifungal susceptibility testing and approaches to diagnosis in different patient populations. Participants who pass the final course exam will receive a certificate from ISHAM recognising their participation in the course.

The course is aimed at anyone with an interest in diagnostic medical mycology who would like to deepen their understanding of the area. With extensive reading lists and bibliographies, textbooks recommendations and a fully linked glossary, the course is ideal for those with limited experience in mycology as well as those who have some experience in this area.

Whilst the course cannot replace hands on practical experience, it will hopefully stimulate interest in diagnostic medical mycology and encourage participants to learn more about the area.


The course is hosted on the ScholarLMS platform and members who would like to take the course, can find instructions about registering for the course here.

Once you registered for the course, you must complete it within 3 months after which your access will expire.

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Course in Diagnostic Medical Mycology