Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Infection biology

BIO-477

Lecturer(s) :

Blokesch Melanie

Language:

English

Summary

Infectious diseases (ID) are still a major problem to human health. But how do pathogens make us sick? How do they evolve and spread? The discovery and use of antibiotics and vaccination has changed the outcome of some IDs. But resistance mechanisms have evolved and are of major concern.

Content

Keywords

Infection Biology; bacterial pathogens; viruses; eukaryotic pathogens; antibiotics and resistance mechanisms; virulence factors; global impact of infectious diseases.

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

An Introductory Microbiology course is a prerequisite.

Exchange students will only be accepted after presentation of a certificate indicating that they have followed a basic microbiology course.

 

Recommended courses

Immunology and basic cell biology.

Important concepts to start the course

Basic microbiology; knowledge of prokaryotic specialities (ribosomes, cell wall etc). 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra + discussion of relevant publications + exercises

Expected student activities

Participating students are expected to engage in this course by attending lectures, reading additional material, understanding and presenting recent state-of-the-art publications, and completing exercises. 

Assessment methods

Written exam

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Forum No
Others Moodle webpage (EPFL-SV-Master Infection Biology; BIO-477)

Resources

Bibliography

Ressources en bibliothèque
Moodle Link

In the programs

Reference week

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8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
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15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
Under construction
 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German