Microbiology and Immunology, 30 credits
Academic year 2022/2023
Course code: 3MK000
Autumn 2022, 100%, Campus
Start date: 29 August 2022
End date: 15 January 2023
Language of instruction: English
Registration: 20 June 2022 – 21 August 2022
Entry requirements: 180 credits in biology, bio-/medicine, biotechnology, pharmacy, pharmaceutical bioscience, (pharmaceutical)chemistry, medical science, agriculture, animal science, veterinary medicine or international education giving relevant knowledge in cell biology, genetics (bio)chemistry, immunology and molecular biology. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.
Please note: The course equals the first semester of the Master's Programme in Infection Biology.
About the course
The course aims to give in-depth knowledge about the structure and function of pathogenic viruses and bacteria with an emphasis on the molecular mechanisms controlling pathogenesis. The defence mechanisms of the host, as well as the possibilities of the invading pathogens to evade these are discussed in detail. The focus lies on a number of medically important viruses and bacteria. Practical exercises give experience and knowledge about experimental techniques to study the host-pathogen interplays.
The course is divided into Bacteriology and immunology (15 credits) and Virology (15 credits)