SHUA13026U  Immunology and Microbiology

Volume 2019/2020
Education

MSc Programme in Human Biology - compulsory

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.

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.
Credit
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written examination, 2 hours under invigilation
Multiple choice and essay exam
Exam registration requirements

None

Aid
Without aids
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
Internal examiners
Exam period

Exam plan

Criteria for exam assesment

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, 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
  • Total
  • 206