NBIK15005U Advanced Bacteriology 2
MSc Programme in Biology
MSc Programme in Biochemistry
MSc Programme in Molecular Biomedicine
Theme 1: Bacterial physiology
- Structure and function of the prokaryotic cell, metabolic diversity
Theme 2: Symbiotic bacteria
- Bacterial symbionts in animals and plants
Theme 3: Pathogenic bacteria in humans
- From free-living to pathogen: Adaptatin to pathogenicity
- Bacterial disease mechanisms
- Infectious biology in humans of selected bacteria
By the end of the course students are expected to be able to master:
- describe structural and functional attributes of bacteria that relate to their ability to live as single-cell organisms or in intimate associations with eukaryotes
- describe the metabolic diversity of bacteria and the diversity of an ecological context
- describe the molecular basis of bacterial mutualistic symbiosis with a selection of animals and plants
- describe the mechanisms of bacterial paathogenesis in humans
- describe in detail the molecular basis of pathogenesis of selected pathogenic bacteria on humans
- evaluate quorum sensing in relation to bacterial physiology and bacterial pathogenesis
- evaluate and analyse bacterial adaptations to pathogenicity
- evaluate the potential of bacteria to produce infectious disease in humans
- analyse, put into pespective, and criticize the primary scientific lierature
- perform effective written and oral presentation of acquired knowledge and ideas
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Oral examination, 20 minutesFinal oral exam based on curriculum, 20 minutes without preparation. All exam questions will be published 10 days before the exam.
- Exam registration requirements
In order to be allowed to the final exam, the student should have participated actively in the course and have performed a satisfactory oral presentation based on a scientific paper.
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- External censorship
As ordinary exam.
If the requirement is not fulfilled, the student must hand in a scientific paper that must be approved by the teacher no later than two weeks before the registration period for reexamination ends.
Criteria for exam assesment
To obtain the grade 12 the student must be able to demonstrate an excellent fulfilment of the learning outcome described above.