Duration: 1 Semester
Turnus of offer: each winter semester
Credit points: 5
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 (lecture, 2 SWS)
- Diagnostical Methods in Microbiology and Pathology (practical course, 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.
Is requisite for:
Responsible for this module:
- Prof. Dr. med. Jan Rupp
- Prof. Dr. med. Sven Perner
- Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Georg Sczakiel
- Dr.rer.nat Sonja Petkovic
- Ph.D. Kensuke Shima
- Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Stefan Taube
- Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Marc Ehlers
- Dr. rer. nat. Simon Graspeuntner
- Dr. rer. nat. Dirk Friedrich
- Dr. med. Katharina Kranzer
- Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Torsten Goldmann
- Dr. med. Rosemarie Krupar
- n.n.: Current scientific literature
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).
Letzte Änderung: 17.7.2019