|Course Code :||2048FBDBMW|
|Study domain:||Biomedical Sciences|
|Semester:||Semester: 2nd semester|
|Study load (hours):||84|
|Contract restrictions: ||Exam contract not possible|
|Language of instruction :||English|
|Exam period:||exam in the 2nd semester|
|Tutor(s)||Bouke de Jong|
At the start of this course the student should have acquired the following competences:
Specific prerequisites for this course:
A good knowledge of biology, including principles of molecular biology are needed.
2. Learning outcomes
The student has an understanding of the different genotyping methods used for pathogens such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis, HIV, Plasmodium and Trypanosomatidae.
The student gains insights in the genetics of these pathogens and the influence of their biological structure on ecology.
The student will know the applicability of these methods to study the transmission and outbreak restriction of these diseases caused by the previously mentioned pathogens, including contact research, vector and reservoir identification, difference in re-infection and therapeutic failure, detection of transmission in health care as well as laboratory contamination.
3. Course contents
The general introduction will give an overview of the principles of molecular epidemiology. Special attention is given to diverse components of the genome of pathogens of prokaryotic and eukaryotic origin and the kind of genotyping method that is been used to screen them. An overview of potential applications will be given. The nature and use of molecular epidemiological methods for specific viruses, bacteria and parasites are discussed extensively. The student will be able to suggest a concept of a molecular epidemiological study to investigate a tropical infectious disease, at the end of this course.
4. Teaching method
Class contact teaching: LecturesTutorials
Personal work: Assignments:Individually
5. Assessment method and criteria
Examination: Written with oral presentationClosed book
6. Study material
PowerPoint slides used during classes, with additional background information
The following study material can be studied on a voluntary basis:
7. Contact information
Bouke de Jong: email@example.com
Jean Claude DuJardin: firstname.lastname@example.org
(+)last update: 29/06/2012 09:33 marleen.eyckmans