Creutzfeldt - Jakob Disease

 Creutzfeldt - Jakob Disease (9870-08) Explore the background of prions, how they are formed and the infections they cause, as well as the risk of prion transmission in blood transfusion, laboratory safety and treatment options available for prion-induced disease. Version Date: May 2008

Code 9870-08
Niveau Supérieur

Prix membres


Prix non-membres



Renseignements additionnels

PEP hours: 19
CPS credits: 1.3
Level: Advanced
Course Type: Express
Start Date: Upon registration
Completion: Up to 52 weeks
Delivery: PDF via email
Prerequisites: None
Textbook: N/A
Equipment: Computer with Internet is required
Learning Outcomes:
  • Differentiate between the bacterial, viral and slow virus causative agents
  • List the diseases known to be caused by the prion infectious agent
  • Describe the features of Kuru, Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker syndrome, Fatal Familial Insomnia and the animal diseases of BSE and Scrapie
  • Outline the nature of prions and how they are formed
  • Describe the features of Creutzfeldt Disease
  • Describe the features of the four major clinical variants of CJD
  • Outline the link between BSE and vCJD
  • Describe the distinctive features of vCJD
  • Discuss the risk of transmitting prion diseases through blood transfusion
  • Describe the risk and management techniques used to manage the risk of vCJD
  • Describe the aspects of laboratory safety as they relate to handling material potentially infected with prions
  • Describe the options available for treating prion-induced disease
Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H)
Version Date: May 2008