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Bacterial biofilms and their role in chronic infections
Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 3618-15-00-00 
Enrollment deadline: 01/08/2015
Date and time31.08.2015, at: 09:00 - 02.11.2015, at: 16:00
Regular seats20
Course fee5,280.00 kr.
LecturersThomas Bjarnsholt
ECTS credits5.50
Contact personMaria Thorell    E-mail address: maria.thorell@sund.ku.dk
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserPhD administration     E-mail address: fak-phdkursus@sund.ku.dk

Aim and content
The learning objective of the course is to provide the participants with knowledge of the fundamental understanding of medical biofilms and where to find them.
The participants will learn
         to recognize, and distinguish biofilms from planktonic bacteria both in nature and in medical               related situations
         how to illustrate and examine health care problems caused by infections involving bacterial               biofilms
         how to explain and analyze the consequences of biofilms in chronic infections
         to recognize and design relevant biofilm model system and interpret their results
         how to design and develop their own biofilm model including strategies for future research

Content

Bacteria display two life forms during growth and proliferation. In one form the bacteria appear as single, free-floating cells (planktonic), in the other form bacteria are organized in aggregates. The latter form is commonly referred to as the biofilm mode of growth. These two life forms have serious implications for bacterial infections in humans. Acute infections involve planktonic bacteria and are most often treatable. Chronic infections are most likely caused by bacterial biofilms and are nearly impossible to treat with antibiotics and other disinfectants.

Participants
PhD students, with a minimum of microbiological background

Language
English

Form
Internet based E-learning modules (E-modules) with weekly deadlines. Each E-module is composed of 1) an introduction 2) an overview of the purpose, the subjects and the lessons learned, 3) a short study guide 4) Learning resources (which can be text, audio and/or video files) and 5) several exercises called E-lessons. The E-lessons are online learning activities, which can be either questionnaires, assignments, discussions or practical experiments (ready to use kits). The roles of the teachers are to assist student learning by serving as E-moderators for the various E-lessons.

Course director
Professor, Dr.med & PhD Thomas Bjarnsholt; Department of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology; telephone +45 35 45 77 74; email: tbjarnsholt@sund.ku.dk

Teachers
Associate Professor, PhD Thomas Bjarnsholt, Department of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology; SUND; DK
MSc, Peter Kindt Jens; Administrator at Studieservicecenter, SUND; DK
Associate Professor Mark Shirtliff; University of Baltimore; USA
Professor, PhD Matt Parsek; University of Washington; USA
Director Phil Stewart, Montana State University
Professor Søren Molin, DTU, Denmark
Professor, Dr.med Niels Høiby, Department of Clinical Microbiology, Rigshospitalet; DK
Professor, PhD, Marvin Whiteley, University of Austin Texas, USA

Dates
31st of august 2015 (10 weeks)

Course location
The internet





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Course title: 3618-15-00-00 Bacterial biofilms and their role in chronic infections

Date: 31.08.2015, at: 09:00 - 02.11.2015, at: 16:00

Course fee5,280.00 kr.
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