Course catalogue doctoral education - VT21

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Title Clinical and Molecular Bacteriology
Course number 4215
Programme Infektionsbiologi och global hälsa (BIGH)
Language English
Credits 1.5
Date 2020-11-09 -- 2020-11-13
Responsible KI department Institutionen för neurovetenskap
Specific entry requirements
Purpose of the course The purpose of this course is to introduce students to a variety of topics relating to both clinical and molecular bacteriology and the interaction between clinical and basic research.
Intended learning outcomes At the end of the course the students should have a good overview of:
The forefront of research in Antibiotic Resistance and Bacterial Pathogenesis
Ongoing clinical and molecular bacteriology research at Karolinska Institutet/Hospital
A range of different experimental techniques and approaches used in bacteriology research

Contents of the course Topics of the course will include:
Molecular pathogenesis of bacteria
Clinically important bacterial infections
The role of the bacterial microbiota in health and disease
Innovation and emerging technologies and techniques in bacteriology
Teaching and learning activities This one week course will consist of lectures/ seminars by leading researchers/clinicians in the field of Bacteriology as well as group and individual assignments. Lectures will be held from 9-12 each day followed by assignment work in the afternoons. Active participation is expected in lectures, seminars and group assignments.
Compulsory elements Lectures/seminars have compulsory attendance which may be compensated by a given written assignment in exceptional circumstances.
Each student will need to show that all the learning outcomes of the course are reached.
Examination The learning outcomes will be assessed through the group and individual written assignments. Each student will need to show that all the learning outcomes of the course are reached.
Literature and other teaching material For background: Medical Microbiology, Murray et al, 8th or 9th edition
up-to-date reading relating to each lecture/topic will be made available prior to the lectures
Number of students 8 - 25
Selection of students Selection will be based on 1) the relevance of the course syllabus for the applicant's doctoral project (according to written motivation), 2) start date of doctoral studies (priority given to earlier start date)
More information The active lecture parts of the course will only be from 9-12 each day. The aim is to hold the course at either Biomedicum or Widerström buildings, campus Solna.
Additional course leader
Latest course evaluation Not available
Course responsible Keira Melican
Institutionen för neurovetenskap
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