The course has limited entry. The following criterias are taken into consideration when seats are assigned.
- PhD students after time of enrollment
- Students with the most ECTS from their master
- Students who follows master courses concurrent with their bachelor programme (dispensation to 30 ECTS Master courses)
Students taking the course are expected to:
- Have knowledge of basic immunology.
- Be able to use retrieve and use new literature on (auto)immunology.
- Immunology (Bx10, BMB512, BMB514 or similar) must be known.
understanding of mechanisms in immunological self/non-self
discrimination and knowledge of organ-specific and systemic autoimmune
diseases. This is important in regard to reading and understanding new
literature on autoimmunology and in regard to presentation of current
results and problems in autoimmunology.
The course builds on the
knowledge acquired in the courses BMB512 (immunology) or similar, and
gives an academic basis for studying autoimmunology in a master or PhD
In relation to the competence profile of the degree it is the explicit focus of the course to:
- Give the competence to understand and present problems and new results in molecular (auto)immunology.
- Give skills to read and present articles and to define and carry out projects in molecular (auto)immunology.
- Give knowledge and understanding of molecular (auto)immunology.
Expected learning outcome
The learning objectives of the course is that the student demonstrates the ability to:
- describe basic mechanisms in immunological self/non-self discrimination.
- describe the role of innate and adaptive immunity in autoimmune diseases.
- describe systemic autoimmune diseases (e.g. connective tissue diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus)
- describe organ specific autoimmune diseases (e.g. diabetes type I, multiple sclerosis, autoimmune thyroiditis)
- describe basic principles of diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune diseases.
- read and understand new literature on autoimmunology.
- present current issues and problems in autoimmunology.
- Immunological self/non-self discrimination
- Innate and adaptive immunity in autoimmune diseases
- Systemic autoimmune diseases (e.g. connective tissue diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus)
- Organ specific autoimmune diseases (e.g. diabetes type I, multiple sclerosis, autoimmune thyroiditis)
- Diagnostics of autoimmune diseases
- Treatment of autoimmune diseases
Exam element a)
To be announced during the course
Indicative number of lessons
The course combines lectures, reading of original articles, examinatories with article presentations, laboratory exercises and individual projects.
- Reading of articles
- Litterature searching
- Article presentations
- Individual project