PED 7535

Pediatric Infectious Diseases


Joanna Perrier
Course Coordinator

Curriculum Focus
Clinical Level
MS Year
Terms Offered


Catalog Description:  Students will work closely with the infectious diseases faculty and, if applicable, the pediatric resident on service, with whom daily rounds are made. Students consult on patients on the pediatric wards at UMN Masonic Children's Hospital and contribute to the diagnosis and management of patients with suspected or proven infections. Pediatric infectious disease faculty members make rounds daily at times to be coordinated by the attending. Outpatient activities may include infectious diseases and immunology clinics, which are a mix of telemedicine and, on occasion, clinic visits. The COVID pandemic has had a major impact on our activities and we have adjusted by shifting most didactic curriculum to Zoom/remote learning. Students will participate in the weekly Pediatric Infectious Diseases conference, currently being conducted by Zoom meeting on Thursday mornings at 8:00 AM. The student will be expected to provide a 15-30 minute didactic presentation at one of these weekly infectious diseases conferences, with feedback and review prior to the presentation from the course director. Didactic, one-on-one, sessions to discuss pediatric infectious diseases topics of interest will occur twice weekly by Zoom or, occasionally, in person. Didactic teaching content will be provided by Canvas ( Other teaching conferences, clinics, and seminars are also available, many in collaboration with our colleagues in Internal Medicine, the Department of Microbiology, the Institute for Molecular Virology, and the Minnesota Department of Health. These additional learning opportunities will be provided in the "welcome" letter sent to students.


Note: Contact the Course Coordinator for any syllabi for previous years. 


View site addresses by clicking on the site name below or visiting the site codes table.

Required session attendance: Does not apply


7:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Discovery Clinic (Virtual and in person), 2512 S 7th St, Floor 3, Minneapolis, MN 55454


7:30 AM – 8:30 AM. City-Wide Infectious Diseases Conference, University of Minnesota Medical School, Zoom meeting.
12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM. Infection and Immunity Seminar, Zoom meeting.
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM. MTRF/LRB, Room 3-210 OR Zoom meeting. Infectious Diseases Didactic Session.


7:30 – 8:30 AM. Pediatric Grand Rounds, M Health Fairview Masonic Children’s Hospital, Zoom meeting. See:


8:00 AM – 9:00 AM. Pediatric Infectious Diseases Case Conference, M Health Fairview Masonic Children’s Hospital, Zoom meeting.
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM. MTRF/LRB, Room 3-210 OR Zoom meeting. Infectious Diseases Didactic Session.

Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode: M-F, 7:30am-5:00pm

Direct patient care: Yes. Students will attend a PPE training session at the UMN Simulation Center ( during the rotation.

Consent Requirement: Open to student scheduling

Grading Scale: H/E/S/N

Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed

Course equivalency: Does not apply