NBIK13019U Principal Subject in Immunology and Metabolism 1
MSc Programme in Biochemistry
MSc Programme in Molecular Biomedicine
The course deals with the establishment of the innate and adaptive immune system, and how the interaction between the genome of the organism and the metagenome (the microbiota – the assembly of bacteria/microorganisms on and in an organism) regulates the development of the immune system, and how this interaction affects whole body metabolism. The course is based on novel peer-reviewed articles supplemented with reviews. Teaching comprises overview lectures by the teacher followed by presentation of articles by the students. During each teaching session, about three original articles will be discussed. Each of these articles is presented by one student, and the other students will prepare questions for the presentations. Thus, all students participate actively in the discussion of each article.
During this course module, the student will acquire knowledge of:
- How the innate and adaptive immune systems develop and function.
- How establishment of the innate and adaptive immune systems are regulated by the genome and metagenome of the organism.
- How the genome affects the metagenome and how this interaction regulates the immune system.
- How the immune system and the metagenome affect whole body
metabolism and energy balance.
During this course module, the student will acquire the following skills.
- Reading of and understanding complicated articles within the topics of the course.
- Critical evaluation of data.
- Best practice for succinct and accurate presentation of articles and data.
During this course module, the student will acquire the following competences.
- The ability to combine diverse types of information and understand complex correlation – also between different scientific disciplines and topics.
- The ability to formulate succinct and constructive criticism of presentations and results.
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Continuous assessmentActive participation during the course. The criteria for active participation is
1) the student has satisfactorily presented at least two seminars to fellow students during the course, and
2) has participated actively with relevant questions/comments in at least 7 of the 9 sessions (80%).
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- passed/not passed
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
One internal examiner.
If the student has not fulfilled the requirements for presentation of at least two seminars, the student can present a seminar of 45 minutes in a subject decided by the teacher.
If the student has not fulfilled the requirements for active participation in at least 80% of the sessions, the student must take the course again next year.
Criteria for exam assesment
1) See learning outcome
2) Active participation. See Type of Assessment