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Title Clinical and Molecular Bacteriology
Course number 4215
Programme Infektionsbiologi och global hälsa (BIGH)
Language English
Credits 1.5
Date 2021-11-08 -- 2021-11-12
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 and will be able to show good understanding of:
- The forefront of clinical, public health and experimental research in antibiotic resistance and bacterial pathogenesis
- Ongoing clinical and molecular bacteriology research at Karolinska Institutet / Karolinska University 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 and antibiotic resistance
- 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. 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.
Examination The learning outcomes will be assessed through individual written assignments and group oral presentations. Each student will need to show that all the learning outcomes of the course are achieved.
Literature and other teaching material For background: Medical Microbiology, Murray et al, 9th edition, chapters 7-17
Recommended up-to-date reading material 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)
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Course responsible Keira Melican
Institutionen för neurovetenskap

Keira.Melican@ki.se
Contact person Benedict Chambers
Institutionen för medicin, Huddinge

Benedict.Chambers@ki.se