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Diarrhoeal Diseases

Interactive Tutorials, Image Collection and Glossary CD-ROM Minimum System Requirements | Pricing and Ordering Information
'Topics in International Health' is an exciting and unique series of educational materials for medical and life sciences students, their teachers and other healthcare professionals.

Diarrhoeal Diseases CD-ROM Diarrhoeal Diseases

The Diarrhoeal Diseases CD-ROM provides an illustrated introduction to this important group of diseases, their causes, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control.


The Diarrhoeal Diseases CD-ROM contains:


11 interactive tutorials

highly visual, structured learning tools providing an illustrated introduction to diarrhoeal diseases Adapted from Topics in International Health Diarrhoeal Diseases CD-ROM, The Wellcome Trust


Text from the 10 interactive tutorials is available here as text files. Please note, the text from each tutorial has been lifted directly from the CD-ROM and put into a plain text file. Images and other graphics have been omitted for copyright reasons. Interactive features, such as assessments, will not work in the text files.

Sample of Tutorial screen
Image from: W A M Cutting

Using these resources The text from the Topics in International Health (TIH) tutorials may be freely reproduced, adapted or translated free of charge in any format or medium for not-for-profit, educational use, provided that the Wellcome Trust is attributed as the original author, with the acknowledgement: ‘Adapted from Topics in International Health Diarrhoeal Diseases CD-ROM, The Wellcome Trust’. To help you use these materials effectively, we recommend that you view them alongside the corresponding TIH CD. These are available to buy at low cost through Teaching-aids At Low Cost (TALC). For copyright reasons it has not been possible to provide images from the TIH CDs here. Selected photographic images from the CDs can be sourced via Wellcome Images. Legal disclaimer: The text from the TIH CD-ROM is provided as an educational and teaching resource and should not be used as a substitute for seeking proper medical advice.No responsibility for any loss, damage, claim or expense incurred by any person acting or refraining from acting as a result of the material from the TIH CD-ROM will be accepted by the Trustee of The Wellcome Trust or by its authorised distributors.

The tutorials include objectives, self assessment tests, a list of key references to encourage further reading, and summary screens to reinforce the crucial points.
Complicated concepts in bowel immunology and pathophysiology are clearly explained using interactive graphics and animations. There are up-to-date sections on:

  • clinical assessment of the patient with diarrhoea
  • treatment of acute watery diarrhoea, dysentery and persistent diarrhoea
  • rehydration, dietary management and appropriate drug therapy
  • measures to prevent and control diarrhoeal diseases
  • trials of antidiarrhoeal vaccines
  • immunology of the gastrointestinal tract
  • antidiarrhoeal drugs, including antimicrobial resistance


Over 700
images

a searchable database of high quality images covering a range of diseases, including:

  • Amoebiasis
  • Campylobacter infection
  • Cholera
  • Cryptosporidiosis
  • E.coli infection
  • Giardiasis
  • Rotavirus infection
  • Salmonellosis
  • Shigellosis

Sample of Image collection
Image from: G L Ridgway


Topics covered include:

  • aetiological agents of infectious diarrhoea
  • pathophysiology and histopathology
  • laboratory diagnosis
  • clinical features
  • treatment
  • prevention and control
  • epidemiology

Each image is accompanied by a detailed description, searchable keywords, and disease and aetiological agent classifications. Sets of images can be created, saved and printed. The image collection is a valuable reference source which can be used to provide examples for practical exercises and illustrations for lectures. It may be used on its own or to enhance the teaching value of the tutorials.

Glossary
an electronic glossary of medical and scientific terms Sample of Diarrhoeal Diseases Glossary


The glossary defines the medical and scientific terms used in the tutorials and image descriptions. It has an easy to use interface, and will help users who are unfamiliar with medical terminology or whose first language is not English.
Subject experts
The CD-ROM has been developed with expert advice from the following people:

  • Dr J Ackers
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
  • Dr A Ashworth
    Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
  • Dr R H Behrens
    Hospital for Tropical Diseases, London, UK
  • Professor I W Booth
    Institute of Child Health, The University of Birmingham, UK
  • Dr D Charasse
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
  • Dr S Croft
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
  • Dr W A M Cutting
    Department of Child Life and Health, The University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Professor G Dougan
    Department of Biochemistry, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, UK
  • Professor B S Drasar
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
  • Dr S R A Huttly
    Maternal and Child Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
  • Dr A H Moody
    Parasitology Laboratory, Hospital for Tropical Diseases, London, UK
  • Dr R J D Moy
    Institute of Child Health, The University of Birmingham, UK
  • Dr M S Murphy
    Institute of Child Health, The University of Birmingham, UK
  • Dr E Potts
    Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK
  • Dr G Ridgway
    University College London Hospital, London, UK
  • Dr M Skirrow
    Public Health Laboratory Services, Gloucester, UK
  • Dr A Tedstone
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
  • Dr S Wright
    Hospital for Tropical Diseases, London, UK

Minimum System Requirements

  • 486 DX2 or better processor (Pentium recommended)
  • PC with Windows 3.1, 95/98 or NT operating system
  • 16 Mb available RAM
  • Monitor capable of displaying 16 bit colour (thousands of colours) at a resolution of 800 x 600 pixels
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Video for Windows (can be installed from the CD-ROM)

Mac versions of the Topics in International Health CD-ROMs are not available.


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Pricing and ordering information
Available to buy at low cost through Teaching-aids At Low Cost (TALC).

updated: 4 March, 2016

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