Infectious Diseases
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleNWI-BB097
Credits (ECTS)6
Category03 (Advanced)
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Science; BioWetenschappen;
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dr. M.I. De Jonge
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dr. M.I. De Jonge
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dr. M.I. De Jonge
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dr. M.I. De Jonge
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prof. dr. ir. R.P. van Rij
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Academic year2021
KW2  (08/11/2021 to 30/01/2022)
Starting block
Course mode
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesYes
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Teaching objectives
1. The student is able to integrate the immunological, microbiological and cellular biological principles to describe the basic mechanism of the routes of entry and exit of the pathogen and the colonization and invasion of the host.
2. The student is able to distinguish the course of infection of the different sites of the body (skin, respiratory tract, digestive tract, genital tract, blood and brain).
3. The student can describe in molecular and cellular detail microbial adaptation to the host, virulence mechanisms and mechanisms of cell and tissue damage leading to acute and chronic infections.
4. After infection of the different sites of the body the pathogen encounters the immune system. The student is able to describe in molecular and cellular detail how an initial immune response is initiated by infection and can reason how this may lead to immunity.
5. The student is able to reproduce why and how certain molecular techniques are used to study infection mechanisms.
6. The student can generally describe the measures to diagnose, prevent and to treat the different types of infections (fungal, viral, bacterial and parasitic).
7. The student is able to reflect on the societal impact of knowledge on infectious diseases.


Presumed foreknowledge

Test information
- exam, 100%

Required materials
Learning Management System (Brigthspace)
The needed literature will be published on Brightspace
MIMS' Medical Microbiology and Immunology Learn all the microbiology and basic immunology concepts you need to know. Now fully revised and updated, Mims' clinically relevant, systems-based approach and abundant colour illustrations make this complex subject easy to understand and remember. Learn about infections in the context of major body systems and understand why these are environments in which microbes can establish themselves, flourish, and give rise to pathologic changes. This systems-based approach to microbiology employs integrated and case-based teaching. Effectively review for problem-based courses with the help of chapter introductions and 'Lessons in Microbiology' text boxes that highlight the clinical relevance of the material, offer easy access to key concepts, and provide valuable review tools.
Title:Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Author:Richard V. Goering, Hazel M. Dockrell, Mark Zuckerman, Peter L. Chiodini

Instructional modes
Course occurrence

Test weight1
Test typeExam
OpportunitiesBlock KW2, Block KW3