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Titel Cellular and molecular infection biology
Kursnummer 2176
Program X- Används inte längre - Infektionsbiologi
Språk Engelska
Antal högskolepoäng 3.0
Datum 2012-11-19 -- 2012-11-30
Kursansvarig institution Institutionen för mikrobiologi, tumör- och cellbiologi
Särskild behörighet
Kursens lärandemål After the course the students will have an overview of the various aspects of microbial infections with bacteria, viruses and parasites. The students will have knowledge on the level of current understanding of the cellular and molecular mechanisms used by pathogenic microbes, since the course will provide "state-of-the-art-level" presentations in selected aspects of a host-pathogen interaction. The students will be able to give examples of interdisciplinary studies in the research field of microbe-host interactions, many lectures focus on interdisciplinary themes such as microbe-cell interactions, microbial manipulation of host inflammatory responses, pathogen transmission and novel techniques to study microbe-host interactions.
Analytical and critical thinking will be encouraged by the course design. The students will also have an improved capability for scientific discussions, since the course provides the possibility to interactive discussions with invited teachers, who will attend the student presentation. After the course the students will have a more holistic picture of infection biology, and hopefully they will be encouraged to apply such new information for the benefit of their further graduate training and even get significant input for their own research.
Kursens innehåll Microbial pathogenesis, the interplay between microbes and various host responses and transmission of pathogens
Arbetsformer The course consists of lectures by in-house and invited speakers on various topics in the discipline of cellular and molecular infection biology. Presentations will cover basic aspects of the research topic that will provide the students with a foundation in the subject. In addition, the more advanced part of the lecture will present state-of-the-art research. Groups of students will prepare a seminar and another group will act as ¿opponents¿ to critically analyse the presentations. The students will subsequently participate in interactive student-driven discussions which includes the invited teacher.
Obligatoriska moment The compulsory parts of the course are preparation and attendance of the lectures and the student group presentations. If the students cannot attend a lecture they should write a summary based on the course literature for this lecture. There will be a written examination at the end where the students should discuss a given problem within microbial pathogenesis and microbe-host interactions.
Examination The students will be assigned a series questions based on topics that have been discussed during the course in a written examination.
Kurslitteratur och övriga läromedel Original research articles and review articles related to the topics presented by the teachers.
Antal studenter 15 - 40
Urval av studenter The selection of participants will be after previous applications for the course, relation to doctoral topic and time of doctoral studies.
Övrig information The course will be given for two weeks between the 19th and the 30th of November 2012 at the Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology. A preparatory meeting for information and to select topics for student seminars will be held in due time before course start.
Ytterligare kursledare
Tidigare omdöme av kursen Not available
Kursansvarig Ute Römling
Institutionen för mikrobiologi, tumör- och cellbiologi
0852487319
Ute.Romling@ki.se
Kontaktpersoner Gerald McInerney
Institutionen för mikrobiologi, tumör- och cellbiologi
08 52486951
Gerald.Mcinerney@ki.se

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