Course in Immunology and General Microbiology

Course content

The objective of the course is to provide the student with knowledge of the molecular and structural background for the integrated functions of cells and tissue in immunological recognition and activation. Furthermore, the student will be provided with knowledge and understanding of immunology in a biotechnological context sufficient to recognize and understand immunological issues when these occur throughout the career. Additionally, the student shall acquire an overview of microbiology (bacteriology, virology and parasitology).

Education

MSc Programme in Human Biology - compulsory

Learning outcome

After completing the course the student is expected to:

Knowledge

  • Explain the composition of the immune system including cells and organs
  • Explain the function of the innate and adaptive immune response
  • Describe the development of B and T cells
  • Explain tissue-specific immunity
  • Explain the activation and regulation of the immune response
  • Identify autoimmune and allergic responses
  • Explain manipulation of the immune response, includingvaccination
  • Explain the general composition of bacteria
  • Identify and distinguish the pathogenesis of selected bacterial conditions
  • Explain the general composition of virus
  • Identify and distinguish the pathogenesis of selected viral conditions
  • Explain the general composition of parasites
  • Identify and distinguish the pathogenesis of selected parasitic conditions

 

Skill

  • Analyse the role of the different component within the immune system for the immune response
  • Discuss the innate versus the adaptive immune response
  • Analyse and discuss the role of immune regulation
  • Discuss health care problem caused by microbial infections
  • Analyse and discuss the consequences of acute versus chronic infections

 

Competence

  • Understand and evaluate papers published in peer-review immunological journals
  • Recognize and understand immunological issues when these occur
  • Acquire an overview of microbiology (bacteriology, virology and parasitology)

Lectures, case-based training, article revision and laboratory exercises.

7.5 ECTS-points will be credited after passing the exam in Immunology and General Microbiology (SHAU11005E)

ECTS
0 ECTS
Type of assessment
Course participation
Approved participation in the training activities and practical exercises
Aid
All aids allowed
Marking scale
passed/not passed
Censorship form
No external censorship
Internal examiners
Criteria for exam assessment

To achieve a course certificate, the student must be able to:

Knowledge

  • Explain the composition of the immune system including cells and organs
  • Explain the function of the innate and adaptive immune response
  • Describe the development of B and T cells
  • Explain tissue-specific immunity
  • Explain the activation and regulation of the immune response
  • Identify autoimmune and allergic responses
  • Explain manipulation of the immune response, includingvaccination
  • Explain the general composition of bacteria
  • Identify and distinguish the pathogenesis of selected bacterial conditions
  • Explain the general composition of virus
  • Identify and distinguish the pathogenesis of selected viral conditions
  • Explain the general composition of parasites
  • Identify and distinguish the pathogenesis of selected parasitic conditions

 

Skill

  • Analyse the role of the different component within the immune system for the immune response
  • Discuss the innate versus the adaptive immune response
  • Analyse and discuss the role of immune regulation
  • Discuss health care problem caused by microbial infections
  • Analyse and discuss the consequences of acute versus chronic infections
  • Understand and evaluate papers published in peer-review immunological journals
  • Recognize and understand immunological issues when these occur
  • Acquire an overview of microbiology (bacteriology, virology and parasitology)
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 72
  • Class Instruction
  • 24
  • Preparation
  • 109
  • English
  • 205