Immunology and Microbiology

Course content

The objective of the course is to provide the student with: 1) Knowledge of the molecular and structural background for the integrated functions of cells and tissue in immunological recognition and activation. 2) Knowledge and understanding of immunology in a biotechnological context sufficient to recognize and understand immunological issues when these occur throughout the career. 3) Knowledge of microbiology, including the biology of bacteria, vira and parasites and their mechanisms of infection, as well as the mode of action of antibiotics, and antimicrobial resistance and immune evasion mechanisms.

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, including vaccination
  • 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 components 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 problems caused by microbial infections
  • Analyse and discuss the consequences of acute and chronic infections

 

Competence

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

Lectures, case-based training, journal clubs.

Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
ECTS
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written examination, 2 hours under invigilation
Type of assessment details
Multiple choice and essay exam
Aid
Without aids
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
Internal examiners
Criteria for exam assessment

To achieve the grade 12, 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, including vaccination
  • 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 components 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 problems caused by microbial infections
  • Analyse and discuss the consequences of acute and chronic infections
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 49
  • Class Instruction
  • 12
  • Preparation
  • 143
  • Exam
  • 2
  • English
  • 206

Kursusinformation

Language
English
Course number
SHUA13026U
ECTS
7,5 ECTS
Programme level
Full Degree Master
Duration

1 block

Placement
Block 2
Schedulegroup
A And B2
Capacity
50 participants
Studyboard
Study Board for Human Biology, Immunology and Neuroscience
Contracting department
  • Department of Immunology and Microbiology
Contracting faculty
  • Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Course Coordinator
  • Tim Tolker-Nielsen   (3-84847e5083857e743e7b853e747b)
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