Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
150 credits including 60 credits in biology and 30 credits in chemistry, as well as Microbiology, 15 credits or Immunology, 15 credits. English language proficiency that corresponds to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden ("English 6").
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
account for structure and function of infectious viruses, bacteria, parasites and fungi and explain the differences between groups of infectious organisms
explain different infection processes and list the different stages
account for the most important components of the human immune system and for the components that are important in various types of infections
describe the most common virulence factors in bacteria, viruses, parasites and worms and explain how they have evolved and how they can be transmitted
account for the most common diagnostic methods and treatments within infection biology and for the mechanisms of antibiotic resistance
describe how infections spread in populations and what factors affect this
practice adequate methodology for work with infectious microorganisms
analyse infection biological research data, draw conclusions, and propose testable hypotheses from the analysed data
review critically scientific papers in the field
identify and in a structured way discuss aspects related to research ethics, public health ethics, and global justice.
General infection biology
Parasitology and mycology
Antibiotics and antibiotics resistance
Identification of virulence factors.
Studies of modes of action of antibiotics.
Diagnostics of parasitic diseases.
Studies of host parasite interactions. Toll receptors and PAMP (pathogen associated molecular patterns).
Seminars Reading and critical examination of current scientific articles within infection biology. Teacher-supervised group discussions.
Teaching includes lectures, seminars and laboratory practicals. Participation in seminars and practicals is compulsory.
Modules: Laboratory practicals and seminars 4 credits; Theory I, 5 credits; Theory II, 6 credits. Practicals and seminars require active participation. The theory is examined trough two written exams: an examination of more detailed knowledge after the first part of the course (Theory I) and a comprehensive examination (Theory II) at the end of the course.
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.
This course cannot be included in the same degree as 1BG323.
week 27, 2020
Schaechter's mechanisms of microbial disease
Engleberg, N. Cary.;
DiRita, Victor J.;
Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins,