Module guide

Module LS4155-KP06

Anti-Microbial Therapy and Prophylaxis (AntTherPro)


1 Semester
Turnus of offer:

each summer semester
Credit points:

Course of studies, specific field and terms:
  • Master Infection Biology 2018 (compulsory), Clinical Aspects, 2nd semester
  • Master Infection Biology 2012 (compulsory), Clinical Aspects, 2nd semester
Classes and lectures:
  • Vaccination Strategies (seminar, 2 SWS)
  • Anti-Microbial Therapies (lecture, 2 SWS)
  • 120 Hours private studies
  • 60 Hours in-classroom work
Contents of teaching:
  • General concepts of anti-microbial therapies; potentials and limitations, Concepts in drug design, Alternative strategies, The problem of drug resistance, Future challenges,
  • Selected examples: antibacterial (antibiotics), antiviral (e.g. polymerase and protease inhibitors of HIV, Herpes), antifungal (e.g. antimycotics and Candida albicans), antiprotozoal (e.g. chloroquine and Malaria) and drugs against multicellular eukaryotes (e.g. anthelmintics and fox-tapeworm).
  • Vaccination strategies: Pathogen niches and immunity, Determine vaccine types, Vaccine types (live attenuated, killed, subunit, recombinant live and examples), Epitopes, Vaccine carriers, Adjuvants
  • Students are competent in the different concepts of antimicrobial therapies and prophylaxes (directed against: bacteria, viruses, fungi, worms and protozoa) and are able illustrate these approaches with the aid of appropriate examples. They are competent to assess the potential and the limitation of a given therapy concept and to propose alternative strategies. They have the competency to present and critically discuss the general concepts of anti-microbial prophylaxis as well as relevant examples for important infectious diseases (i.e. vaccination). They have competences in presenting and discussing scientific results.
Grading through:
  • Marked presentation
Responsible for this module:
  • Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schaible
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Rolf Hilgenfeld
  • Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schaible
  • Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Paech
  • n.n.: Recent review articles
  • offered only in English

The final grade is calculated from weighted partial grades as follows: 50% seminar (oral presentation), 50% 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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