Urs Karrer: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2019

Name PD Dr. Urs Karrer
Kantonsspital Winterthur
Brauerstrasse 15
8404 Winterthur

551-1110-00LInfection and Immunology Restricted registration - show details
Only for Health Sciences and Technology BSc and Human Medicine BSc.
2 credits2VW.‑D. Hardt, A. B. Hehl, U. Karrer, F. Sallusto
AbstractStructure and function of pathogenic bacteria, viruses, single- and multi-cellular parasites, and pathogen-specific defense mechanisms of the immune system. The lecture is complemented by a learning platform. Some material is expected to be prepared in self-study
Objective- Students can describe the structural principles and mechanisms of infection of key pathogens.
- Students understand how these pathogens are detected and eliminated by the native and adaptive immune system.
- Students are able to explain how anti-infective agents work and how pathogens develop resistance.
Content- Cellular structure of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria
- Bacteria-host interactions and their effect on the host
- Antibiotics and antibiotic resistance
- Classification of pathogenic viruses
- Organization, classification and life cycle of eukaryotic pathogens
- Organization of the native immune system
- Organization of the adaptive immune system
Prerequisites / NoticeThe immunology section of the course can be taught in English.