Department of infectious diseases with course of epidemiology was established in 1957. Heads of department were: c.m.s., ass. professor A.A. Aubakirov, d.m.s., ass. professor L.M. Baranovsky, d.m.s., professor E.S. Belozerov, c.m.s., ass. professor B.T. Khryapov, d.m.s., professor L.A. Mukovozova, d.m.s., professor N.K .Shaimardanov. Since 2010, the discipline of infectious diseases was part of the Departments of disaster medicine and neurology, psychiatry and infectious diseases. Since 2017 merged with the Department of dermatology (head of department – c.m.s., ass. professor A.K. Akhmetova). In 2018 department of infectious diseases and immunology was organized (head of department – c.m.s., ass. Professor Maukayeva S.B.)
Presently on discipline the "Infectious diseases" are working 2 doctors of medical sciences: Honored professor of the Semey state medical university L.А. Mukovozova and professor, corresponding member of the AMS RK N.K. Shaimardanov; 4 candidates of medical sciences: associate professor, professor of SSMU G.I. Nuralinova, associate professor S.B. Maukaeva, associate professor A.Z. Tokayeva, acting associate professor E.M. Smail; Phd, assistant N.B. Bekenova and assistant Zh.B. Issabekova.
The first Clinical Immunology and Allergy Chair in the Soviet Union was organized by initiative of Rector of the Semipalatinsk state medical institute E.S.Belozyorov in 1986. Associated Professor K.B. Sadykov became the first Head of Chair. Associated Professor F.F. Yagofarov had been a Head of Course from 1987 until 2009 year, doctor of medical sciences Zhetpisbayeva H.S. – from 2009 until 2018 year. Nowadays, doctor of medical sciences H.S. Zhetpisbayeva; Associated Professor, candidate of medical sciences F.F. Yagofarov; Associated Professor, candidate of medical sciences E.Ya. Sagieva; Assistant Professor, candidate of medical sciences D.B. Kozubayeva N.K.; Assistant Professor, candidate of medical sciences Kudaibergenova are working in the department.
According to the results of the annual rating on educational-methodical work the Department is one of the best in the University. Many teachers of the Department repeatedly became the best in the nomination «the Best Professor», «the Best associate Professor», «the Best lecturer», «the Best assistant», «the Best scientist». In the educational process is implemented and actively used interactive and innovative teaching methods: PBL, СBL, ТBL, interactive teaching methods, the method of simulation technologies, project based learning, video lectures, OSCE, videos, mini-clinical examination, standardized patients, vertical and horizontal integration, training Olympiad exams in СВL, integrated Symposium, E-learning. The majority of teachers have the highest qualification category and constantly improve their professional level in the country and abroad (Austria, Japan, Israel, USA, Italy, Singapore, Lithuania. The members of the Department regularly publish results of scientific research in magazines near and far abroad, have abstracts and articles with an impact factor of their work cited. Employees of the Department prepared and published 3 scientific monographs, large number of training manuals in 3 languages. The Department trained doctoral students, undergraduates, residents.