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Kernmodul 6 — Infection Biology
(dt. Infektionsbiologie)

Level, degree of commitment Basic module, compulsory elective module
Forms of teaching and learning,
Credit points,
formal requirements
6 CP
Course requirement(s): Presentation (approx. 20 Minutes)
Examination type: Written examination (90 min; 3 parts, which must be passed separately)
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for the degree program B.Sc. Humanbiologie.
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Qualification Goals

Students acquire basic theoretical knowledge in infection biology (immunology, bacteriology,

virology). Using the appropriate technical terminology, they are able to,

  • explain the structure and functions of the innate and acquired immune system.
  • describe the structure, propagation strategies and pathogenesis of viral and bacterial infectious agents.
  • explain the epidemiology of immune and infectious diseases.

On the basis of the knowledge acquired, students will be able to

  • classify their basic knowledge and apply it to specific questions and current issues.
  • compare different therapeutic and prophylactic options for infectious diseases.
  • identify problems in the treatment and prevention of infectious and immune diseases, formulate possible solutions and justify them.
  • critically discuss infection biology topics with experts.




Module imported from B.Sc. Humanbiologie.

When studying M.Sc. Data Science, this module can be attended in the study area Application Area Modules.

The module is assigned to the focus area Medical Informatics. Further information on eligibility can be found in the description of the study area.

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