Module guide WS 2018-2022

Module UngenutzLS4045

Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases (DiagInfDis)


1 Semester
Turnus of offer:

each winter semester
Credit points:

Course of studies, specific field and terms:
  • Master Infection Biology 2012 (compulsory), Clinical Aspects, 1st semester
Classes and lectures:
  • Diagnostical Methods in Microbiology and Pathology (seminar, 1 SWS)
  • Diagnostical Methods in Microbiology and Pathology (lecture, 2 SWS)
  • Diagnostical Methods in Microbiology and Pathology (practical course, 2 SWS)
  • 50 Hours private studies
  • 75 Hours in-classroom work
Contents of teaching:
  • Lecture: Infection of the skin and diagnosis; Nucleic acid-based techniques used in the diagnosis of infectious diseases; Diagnosis of bacterial infectious; Diagnosis of mycobacteria; Serological techniques for the diagnosis of infectious diseases; Diagnosis of viral infectious; HIV diagnostics; Tropical diseases/ hemorrhagic fever
  • Seminar: Selected topics concerning the diagnosis of infectious diseases (i.e. diagnostics of bacterial and viral infections, molecular diagnostics, resistance testing of bacteria and viruses, biomarkers as novel tools to detect infections, mass spectrometry in clinical microbiology, and application of next generation genome sequencing for infection diagnostics)
  • 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, protozoa and helminits). 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 skin, respiratory, intestinal, urinary tract and blood infections by various diagnostic techniques. They acquire competences in presenting and discussing scientific results
Grading through:
  • continuous, successful participation in practical course
  • presentation
  • protocols
  • Written or oral exam as announced by the examiner
Is requisite for:
Responsible for this module:
  • Prof. Dr. med. Jan Rupp
  • Prof. Dr. med. Werner Solbach
  • Prof. Dr. med. Johannes Knobloch
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Tobias Restle
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Stefan Niemann
  • Dr. rer. nat. Alessandra Mescalchin
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Georg Sczakiel
  • Dr. rer. nat. Martina Behnen-Haerer
  • PD Dr. Kensuke Shima
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Stefan Taube
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Norbert Tautz
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Marc Ehlers
  • Prof. Dr. Stephan Günther
  • PD Dr. rer. nat. Elvira Richter
  • Dr. med. Waltraud Anemüller
  • PD Dr. med. Jan Kramer
  • offered only in English

The module „diagnosis of infectious diseases” is required for the participation to “Infection Biology 2”.

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