spring 2022
MBI-3014 Infection, inflammation and immunity - 10 ECTS

Last changed 18.05.2022

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries:  1. December

Type of course

The course is an elective course for students accepted to the Master´s program in Biomedicine, but is also open for single course students who meet the admission requirements.

Admission requirements

The course is an elective course for students accepted to the Master´s program in Biomedicine.

The course can be taken as a singular course by students with a Bachelor´s degree in Biomedicine or similar (180 ECTS).

Recommended prerequisites: Basic knowledge at University Bachelor level in animal/human immunology and microbiology.

Application deadline for nordic applicants is 1st of December. Applicationcode: 9371

Admission requirements: see admission requirements for the Masterprogram in biomedicine


Course content

The course includes the following main topics:

  • Infectious agents and treatment strategies
  • Host responses to various types of infection
  • Bacterial and viral immune evasion
  • Sterile inflammation and autoimmunity
  • Histopathology of inflammation


Objectives of the course

After the course, the students should be able to:

Knowledge:

  • discuss central characteristics of viral, bacterial, and eukaryotic infectious agents
  • explain what is the human microbiome, and give examples of how the human microbiome is linked to health and disease states
  • discuss the theoretical background of treatment strategies to infectious agents, including antibiotics and emergence of antimicrobial resistance, and alternative antimicrobial strategies.
  • explain immune responses to infections caused by bacteria, virus, and eukaryotic organisms
  • explain what is the human microbiome, and give examples of how the human microbiome is linked to health and disease states
  • discuss mechanisms used by pathogens to cause infection
  • explain and discuss causes and hallmarks of sterile inflammation and autoimmunity
  • describe the basic histopathological features of inflammation caused by bacteria, virus, eukaryotic organisms, and autoimmunity

 

Skills:

  • can analyze and assess different information sources about a course topic in a critical manner
  • identify basic histological features of inflammation in tissue sections
  • can define a research question within the course topics and identified relevant experimental methods for exploring the question

 

General proficiency:

  • discuss ethical issues related to treatment of infectious agents/antimicrobial treatment
  • communicate about topics in infection, inflammation, and immunity for peers both orally, and in writing
  • Critically review a research report on the topics covered by the course


Language of instruction

English

Teaching methods

Lectures, group work, seminars and lab exercise.

Information to incoming exchange students

This course is open for inbound exchange students.

Do you have questions about this module? Please check the following website to contact the course coordinator for exchange students at the faculty: INBOUND STUDENT MOBILITY: COURSE COORDINATORS AT THE FACULTIES | UiT


Assessment

Assessment

A to-part exam, and oral exam and a presentation of a scientific paper. The oral exam counts for 70% and the paper presentation counts for 30% of the final grade. Grade A-F (F-Fail).

 

  •  Oral exam
  •  Presentation of a scientific paper

 

Coursework requirements:

 

  •  Compulsory participation in 80% of the seminars
  •  Completion of all assignments (micro-presentations, written reports) that are arranged during the course.


Schedule

  • About the course
  • Campus: Tromsø |
  • ECTS: 10
  • Course code: MBI-3014