SHUA11013U  Bacterial Biofilms and Their Role in Chronic Infections

Volume 2013/2014
Education
MSc Programme in Human Biology
Content

The objective of the course is to provide the participants with knowledge of the fundamental understanding of biofilm and where to find it.

For further information: http://biofilmcourse.ku.dk/

Learning Outcome

At the end of the course, the student should be able to:

  • recognize, and distinguish biofilms from planktonic bacteria both in nature and in medical related situations
  • illustrate and examine health care problems caused by infections involving bacterial biofilms
  • explain and analyze the consequences of biofilms in chronic infections
  • recognize and design relevant biofilm model system and interpret their results
  • design and develop their own biofilm model including strategies for future research
MSc students with a general microbiological background on at least BSc level. The students must be able to read and write English on a relevant scientific level.
The Form of the course is internet based E-learning modules (E-modules) with weekly deadlines. Each E-module is composed of 1) an introduction 2) an overview of the purpose, the subjects and the lessons learned, 3) a short study guide 4) learning resources (which can be text, audio and/or video files) and 5) several exercises called E-lessons. The E-lessons are online learning activities, which can be questionnaires, assignments, discussions or practical experiments (ready to use kits). The roles of the teachers are to assist student learning by serving as E-moderators for the various E-lessons.
Credit
5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment, 72 hours
The exam will be a written 72 hour examination conducted via the Internet (estimated workload 3 hours).
Exam registration requirements
Students must complete at least 75% of the E-modules to qualify for the final exam.
Aid
All aids allowed
Marking scale
passed/not passed
Censorship form
External censorship
Exam period
Week 45, 2013
Criteria for exam assesment

To pass the exam, the student shall be able to:

  • recognize, and distinguish biofilms from planktonic bacteria both in nature and in medical related situations
  • illustrate and examine health care problems caused by infections involving bacterial biofilms
  • explain and analyze the consequences of biofilms in chronic infections
  • recognize and design relevant biofilm model system and interpret their results
  • design and develop their own biofilm model including strategies for future research
  • Category
  • Hours
  • E-Learning
  • 105
  • Preparation
  • 30
  • Exam
  • 3
  • Total
  • 138