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Module LS4155-KP06

Anti-Microbial Therapy and Prophylaxis (AntTherPro)

Duration:


1 Semester
Turnus of offer:


each summer semester
Credit points:


6
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)
Workload:
  • 120 Hours private studies
  • 60 Hours in-classroom work
Contents of teaching:
  • General concepts of anti-microbial therapies including potential and limitations
  • Concepts in drug design and alternative strategies
  • The problem of drug resistance and future challenges
  • Selected examples: antibacterials (antibiotics), antivirals (e.g., targeting HCV, HIV or Herpes viruses), antifungals (e.g. antimycotics and Candida albicans).
  • Vaccination strategies: pathogen niches and immunity
  • types of vaccines / examples of vaccines
  • epitopes, vaccine carriers, adjuvants
Qualification-goals/Competencies:
  • Students obtain competence in the different concepts of antimicrobial therapies and prophylaxes (directed against: bacteria, viruses, fungi)
  • Students learn to illustrate these approaches with the aid of appropriate examples
  • Students are able to assess the potential and the limitation of a given therapy concept
  • Students can critically discuss alternative strategies
  • Students acquire the competence to present and critically discuss the general concepts of anti-microbial prophylaxis and relevant examples for infectious diseases (e.g., vaccination).
Grading through:
  • written exam
  • Marked presentation
Responsible for this module:
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Krey
Teachers:
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Krey
  • PD Dr. rer. nat. Guido Hansen
  • Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schaible
Literature:
  • n.n.: Recent review articles
Language:
  • offered only in English
Notes:

Admission requirements for taking the module:
- None

Admission requirements for participation in module examination(s):
- LS4155: Regular participation in seminars (85%)

Module Examination(s):
- LS4155-L1: Anti-microbial therapies, written exam, 90 min, 67% of module grade
- LS4155-L2: Vaccination strategies, graded seminar presentation, 30 min, 33% of module grade

Letzte Änderung:
11.10.2021