Bacteria and Chronic Infections

开始时间: 12/01/2015 持续时间: 6 weeks

所在平台: Coursera

课程类别: 医学

大学或机构: University of Copenhagen(哥本哈根大学)

授课老师: Thomas Bjarnsholt



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The course takes its starting point in introducing bacteria and the microbiology of infections.

Through lectures, readings, quizzes and discussions, you will be introduced to the main concepts and properties of bacteriology and bacterial biofilm. The course will examine the impact of chronic infection on the human body and reflect on ways of overcoming the challenges of treating chronic infections.

You will learn why chronic infections are difficult to treat and to diagnose and get introduced to the evolution and social perspectives of this great medical challenge.


The course consists of six topical modules:

Module 1: Introduction to bacteria and infections
Module 2: Properties of biofilms and chronic infections
Module 3: Bacteria and biofilms as natural inhabitants of our body
Module 4: Bacteria and biofilms in chronic infections
Module 5: Diagnosis and treatment of chronic infections
Module 6: The evolutionary perspectives of biofilms





This course will give you an introduction to bacteria and chronic infections. Leading experts in the field will make you familiar with the fundamental concepts of microbiology and bacteriology such as single cell bacteria, biofilm formation, and acute and chronic infections.


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