Module guide

Module LS4045-KP05

Diagnostical Methods in Microbiology and Pathology (DiagMiPat)


1 Semester
Turnus of offer:

each winter semester
Credit points:

Course of studies, specific field and terms:
  • Master Infection Biology 2018 (compulsory), Clinical Aspects, 1st semester
Classes and lectures:
  • Diagnostical Methods in Microbiology and Pathology (practical course, 2 SWS)
  • Diagnostical Methods in Microbiology and Pathology (lecture, 2 SWS)
  • 60 Hours in-classroom work
  • 90 Hours private studies
Contents of teaching:
  • Lecture: Diagnosis/ Pathology of bacterial infectious; Diagnosis/ Pathology of viral infectious; Diagnosis/ Resistance of mycobacteria; Diagnosis of fungi and parasites; Nucleic acid-based techniques used in the diagnosis of infectious diseases; Serological techniques for the diagnosis of infectious diseases; Diagnosis of emerging infections
  • Practical course: Basic laboratory rules and instructions for handling infectious organisms and materials; Techniques of bacteriology: Culture, media, preparation of slides, staining techniques; Characterization and identification of microbes (bacteria, fungi, protozoa, helminiths) by macroscopic and microscopic growth characteristics and morphology; Biochemical characterization of bacteria; Diagnostic immunology/serology: agglutination, precipitation, immunofluorescence; Diagnosis by the novel technique-MALDI-TOF/MS; Analysis of antibiotic susceptibility
  • Students are able to list the different concepts for the diagnosis of infectious diseases (pathogenic bacteria, fungi, virus and parasites).
  • In addition they will learn about prominent pathological entities of infectious diseases, on a macroscopic and histological level.
  • They are able to illustrate and discuss these concepts with the aid of appropriate examples.
  • They are able to assess the potential and the limitation of a given diagnostic concept and to propose alternative strategies.
  • They do understand and are able to explain the underlying principles of a given technique.
  • They are able to identify unknown pathogens from suspected infectious materials of respiratory, intestinal, urinary tract and blood infections by various diagnostic techniques.
  • They acquire competences in presenting and discussing scientific results.
Grading through:
  • written exam
Is requisite for:
Responsible for this module:
  • Prof. Dr. med. Jan Rupp
  • Prof. Dr. med. Jan Rupp
  • Prof. Dr. med. Sven Perner
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Georg Sczakiel
  • Dr.rer.nat Sonja Petkovic
  • PD Dr. Kensuke Shima
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Stefan Taube
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Marc Ehlers
  • Dr. rer. nat. Simon Graspeuntner
  • Dr. rer. nat. Dirk Friedrich
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Torsten Goldmann
  • Dr. med. Rosemarie Krupar
  • Prof. Dr. med. Florian Maurer
  • Dr. Sönke Andres
  • n.n.: Current scientific literature
  • offered only in English

If both module parts are passed successfully, the final grade is calculated from weighted partial grades as follows: 50% lecture (exam) and 50% practical course (protocol & written exam).

The total amount of time allocated to a written examination is usually between 60 and 180 minutes (Examination Regulations).

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