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Titel Mucosal Immunology
Kursnummer 3070
Program Allergi, immunologi och inflammation (Aii)
Språk Engelska
Antal högskolepoäng 2.5
Datum 2018-10-02 -- 2018-10-11
Kursansvarig institution Institutionen för medicin, Huddinge
Särskild behörighet Basic knowledge in immunology corresponding to the course 2302.
Kursens syfte The primary purpose of the course is to introduce doctoral students to key concepts that underlie immune function in mucosal tissues (gut, lung) and to develop their skills to apply these concepts to their own research. Another purpose of the course is to inspire students by giving them the opportunity to interact with scientist who are performing cutting-edge research in the area of mucosal immunology.
Kursens lärandemål After the course, the doctoral student should be able to:
Understand and explain the differences between the mucosal immune system and the immune system in lymphoid organs.
Discuss how the microbiota shapes immune function.
Explain how altered mucosal immune function and changes in the microbiota can cause inflammatory disease.
Critically evaluate experimental approaches that are used to study the mucosal immune system.
Use the gained knowledge to critically assess experimental data related to mucosal immunology.
Kursens innehåll The following main topics will be covered during the course: gut immune system, lung immune system, microbiota and its interaction with the immune system, role of immune-microbiota interaction in inflammatory diseases (with focus on gut and lung).
Arbetsformer The teaching is mainly through lectures/seminars by the course leaders and other scientists from Karolinska Institutet who work in the field of mucosal immunology. The lectures include introduction to the various topics as well as examples of specific research projects from the lecturer's research group. This will allow the student to become familiar with experimental approaches that are used to study the mucosal immune system. In addition, there will be seminars by external speakers with expertise in mucosal immunology. At the end of each course day, there will be an interactive Question & Answer session to summarize the main points. There will also be group work by the students in the form a scientific figure quiz to learn how to interpret experimental data. Finally, one course day will consist of a practical laboratory session to illustrate how to study the gut immune system.
Obligatoriska moment Students are required to attend all course days, to actively participate in the group work, and to take the course exam in order to pass the course. Absence can be compensated with an individually written report.
Examination The course examination will be in the form of individual assignments and oral presentations. Students will be given a scientific question related to mucosal immunology. Each student then has to design an experimental approach to answer the question. The answer is presented by each student individually as short talk presentation. The presentation is peer-reviewed by the course leaders and the other students. Each student has to show that all intended learning outcomes have been reached.
Kurslitteratur och övriga läromedel Before the start of the course, relevant scientific publications will be distributed to the students.
Antal studenter 8 - 25
Urval av studenter Selection will be based on 1) the relevance of the course syllabus for the applicant's doctoral project (according to written motivation), 2) date for registration as a doctoral student (priority given to earlier registration date).
Övrig information The course is given full-time on-site at the KI Solna campus during 2 x three days (October 2-4 and October 9-11). Students have to reserve at least one additional day for work on assignments.
Ytterligare kursledare Eduardo Villablanca, Department of Medicine, Solna, eduardo.villablanca@ki.se.
Tidigare omdöme av kursen Not available
Kursansvarig Tim Willinger
Institutionen för medicin, Huddinge

Kontaktpersoner Eduardo Villablanca
Institutionen för medicin, Solna