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AntimicrobialInfection ControlMicrobiologyBacteriology

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Introduction to Bacteria and Infections

Welcome to the course. During this first module you will be introduced to bacteria and infections in general, including the difference between planktonic and biofilm growing bacteria. Have fun, cheers Thomas ...
4 videos (Total 43 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
1.2 Planktonic and Biofilm growing bacteria, by Professor Thomas Bjarnsholt8m
1.3 Infection Pathogenesis, by Associate professor Oana Ciofu11m
1.4 Bacterias and biofilms, interview with Professor Niels Høiby8m
4 readings
Syllabus, Grading, and Logistics10m
Flashcards10m
Course team10m
Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz20m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

Properties of Biofilms and Chronic Infections

Hello everyone, welcome to the second module. During this module you will learn about the specific properties of biofilms and chronic infections. Cheers Thomas ...
5 videos (Total 51 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
2.2 Chronic Infections - Host response - Part 1, by M.sc.,Ph.D, Peter Østrup Jensen7m
2.3 Chronic Infections - Host response - Part 2, by M.sc.,Ph.D, Peter Østrup Jensen7m
2.4 Chronic Infections - Treatment failure by Associate professor Oana Ciofu20m
2.5 Chronic Infections Persistency - Interview with O. Ciofu and P. Østrup8m
1 reading
Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz20m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Bacteria and biofilms as natural inhabitants of our body

Welcome to module 3. This module deals with Bacteria and biofilms as natural inhabitants of our body,and in the forums we will be discussing their role on our health. Cheers Thomas...
5 videos (Total 41 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
3.2 Oral Biofilms, by Assistant professor Mette Keller10m
3.3 Skin Microbiology, by Professor Magnus Ågren9m
3.4 Commensal Biofilm Gut Flora, by Søren Sørensen13m
3.5 Bacteria and Biofilms are everywhere, Interview with Leif Parcival2m
1 reading
Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz20m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Bacteria and biofilms in chronic infections

Dear all welcome to module 4. Here we will present several types of chronic infections and how biofilms are related to themI hope you will enjoy it :-) CheersThomas...
6 videos (Total 62 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
4.2 Chronic Wounds, by MD , Chief surgeon Klaus Kirketerp-Møller9m
4.3 Implants, by Anders Odgaard16m
4.4 Tissue Fillers, by Senior pathologist Lise Christensen6m
4.5 Otitis Media, by Preben Homøe12m
4.6 Intravascular Catheter, by Doctor Claus Moser10m
1 reading
Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz26m
Week
5
1 hour to complete

Diagnosis and treatment of chronic infections

Hi hello Biofilmers welcome to module 5.During this module you will learn about the difficulties of diagnosing and treating chronic infections. I hope you will enjoy CheersThomas...
4 videos (Total 48 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
4 videos
5.2 Treatment of Chronic Infections by Associate professor Oana Ciofu21m
5.3 Treatment of Chronic infections by MD , Chief surgeon Klaus Kirketerp-Møller7m
5.4 Diagnosis in Clinical practice, Interview with Doctor Claus Moser6m
1 reading
Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Module 5 Quiz20m
Week
6
2 hours to complete

The evolutionary perspectives of biofilms

Dear all, welcome to this last module of the course. In this module you will learn about the evolutionary aspects of biofilms. You will hear about how bacteria adapt to chronic infections and how bacteria can cooperate or fight each other. I hope you will have fun CheersThomas...
4 videos (Total 47 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
6.2 Evolution in biofilms - Part 1, by Associate professor Mette Burmølle8m
6.3 Evolution in biofilms - Part 2, by Associate professor Steve Diggle15m
6.4 Adaptation and evolution in bacteria – Interview with Mette Burmølle and Lars Jelsbak9m
4 readings
Readings10m
Become a community mentor on this course10m
Bacterial Biofilm online course10m
MSc in Immunology and Inflammation10m
1 practice exercise
Module 6 Quiz24m
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By NMOct 31st 2016

I enjoyed this course very much and I certainly recommend it to that ones who are working in clinical fields like pharmacies and hospitals. Excellent teachers and topics as well as reading material.

By JLOct 1st 2016

I enjoyed this course very much. Was an excellent refresher for myself and all the material, additional reading resources and instruction from the professors was clear and concise. Thank you!

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Thomas Bjarnsholt

Professor
Costerton Biofim Centre

About University of Copenhagen

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