Clinical Infection Biology and Antimicrobial Therapy 2018/2019 (15 credits)
(April - early June)
- 100 %
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Higher education credits in science and engineering (maximum 240 credits)
180 credits in biology, bio-/medicine, biotechnology, pharmacy, pharmaceutical bioscience, (pharmaceutical) chemistry, medical science, agriculture, animal science, veterinary medicine or education giving knowledge in cell biology, genetics (bio)chemistry and molecular biology. Proof of skills in English to a level corresponding to English 6/English Course B in the Swedish secondary school.
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Application Fee: SEK 900
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The course constitutes the second half of the second semester at the Master Programme in Infection Biology
About the course:
The aim of this course is to give an overview on human infectious diseases, based on previously obtained knowledge in molecular mechanisms of microbial infections. The most common bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic infections occurring in all different organ systems will be addressed. Different inflammatory cascade systems will be discussed in detail to give a profound knowledge about the symptoms associated with different host responses in bacterial, parasitic and viral diseases and the association with virulence factors.
The course also aims to give in depth knowledge in pharmacological aspects of antimicrobial drugs. The biochemistry of methods to treat infectious diseases and strategies to develop new therapies will be discussed. Model systems will be used to demonstrate the molecular mechanisms of drugs and the development of resistance. Relevant background knowledge in biochemistry is essential.