Level of education: Clinical residency programme

Type of instruction: Full-time

Duration: 2 years

Language of instruction: Russian 


Main academic courses

  • Public Health and Health Care
  • Disaster Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Practical Training in Infectology
  • Clinical Anatomical Pathology
  • General Problems of Infectology
  • Methods of Laboratory and Instrumental Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases
  • Especially Dangerous Diseases Subject to the International Health Regulations


Our advantages

The programme is designed to train specialists in the field of medicine who know modern innovative technologies. They will be able to use them in practice in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of various infectious diseases.

In order to build and develop students' professional skills during the academic process, the programme provides an extensive use of active and interactive forms of conducting classes. These include patients’ case studies, seminars, case studies of certain clinical treatments, medical rounds of the division with the division head, together with extracurricular work. The training courses include meetings with representatives of Russian and foreign companies, state and public institutions, and master classes of experts and specialists.

The programme includes a wide range of disciplines to train infectious disease specialists. Particular attention is paid to the teaching of practical skills and the development of medical judgement of the future specialist. The clinical residency is conducted on the basis of St Petersburg State Budgetary Healthcare Institution ‘S.P. Botkin Clinical Infectious Diseases Hospital’. The student has practical training in various divisions, including out-patient ones, and masters the skills of managing patients with an infectious profile both in in-patient and out-patient hospitals.

During training, participation of clinical residency students in the department’s research work is welcomed. Students actively take part in conferences organised by the department once every three months. Students can join the Student Scientific Society on Infectious Diseases, organised at the Department of Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology and Dermatovenereology. Current issues in infectious diseases are discussed at its meetings.