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MP 117

MP 117 module description

Summer semester
Regular schedule: Wednesdays 08:00-12:00
Location: IFZ B301

 

09-MP 117

Infection and Immunity

2nd or 4th Sem.

6 CP

 

Module name

Infection and Immunity

Module code   

MP 117

Faculty / Subject / Institute

Faculty 09/ Agricultural Sciences, Nutritional Science and Environmental Management / Department of Nutritional Science / Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Associated degree course(s)/Semester taken   Master, 2nd Semester

Module coordinator

Prof. Dr. K. Becker

Instructors

Prof. Becker, Dr. Stefan Rahlfs and colleagues

Prerequisites

Chemistry I BK28, Biochemistry I  BK30E, Special Biochemistry MK01EW

Learning outcomes

Students will:

  • have knowledge about the most important classes of nutritional science-related causes of infection
  • understand the principles of infection, invasion, and pathogenicity
  • know the basics of human immune reactions to infections
  • have knowledge of the principles of immunity and immunization
  • know the most important bacterial diseases (e.g. tuberculosis, bacterial intestinal diseases, pneumonia, skin and urinary tract infections) in relation to pathogens, epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical symptomatics, and (esp. nutritional science-related) therapy
  • know the most important viral diseases (e.g. HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis A, B, C, Influenza) in relation to pathogens, epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical symptomatics, and (esp. nutritional science-related) therapy
  • know the most important parasitic and mycotic diseases (e.g. malaria, trypanosomiasis, leishmaniasis, schistosomiasis, worm diseases, candida infections)  in relation to pathogens, epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical symptomatics, and (esp. nutritional science-related) therapy
  • have knowledge about the mechanisms of drug development and building resistance in infectious pathogens

Module contents

  • Classification of infectious pathogens (bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites)
  • Principles of infection, invasion, and pathogenicity
  • Basics of immunology, humoral and cell-mediated immune reactions to infection, complementary system
  • Immunity and immunization
  • Pathogens, epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical symptomatics, prophylaxes, and (esp. nutritional science-related) therapy of:
    • Bacterial diseases (e.g. tuberculosis, bacterial intestinal diseases, pneumonia, skin and urinary tract infections)
    • Viral diseases (e.g. HIV/AIDS, hepatitis A, B, C, influenza)
    • Parasitic diseases (e.g. malaria, trypanosomiasis, leishmaniasis, schistosomiasis, worm diseases)
    • Fungal diseases (e.g. candida infections)
  • Mechanisms of drug development and resistance build-up in infectious pathogens 

Format(s) of instruction

Seminar (67%), exercises (33%)

Total workload in hours

180

Credit Points:  6 ECTS credits

Module composition:

A.Courses in total.




120

Aa.Contact hours

 40: seminar (40 hours), 20 exercises/practical course

Ab. Preparation/revision

60: preparation (30 hours), revision (30 hours)

B. Autonomous work

30

C. Module final examination

30

Form(s) of assessment and contribution to final mark

Format of module component retake examination


Form of module retake examination

Format: written examination 90 minutes

Mark: 100% 






 
repeat written examination

Frequency, duration in semesters

Summer semester,
2nd or 4th semester of the Master's degree


1 semester

intake capacity

Unlimited

Language of instruction

German

Module guidance: see the semester posting    Schedule: see the lecture directory    Required literature see the semester posting