|Module label||Molecular Microbiology|
|Credit points||6.0 KP|
|Institute directory||Department of Human Medicine|
|Verwendbarkeit des Moduls||
Noster, Janina (Module responsibility)
Noster, Janina (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Enrolment in Master´s programme Molecular Biomedicine
|Skills to be acquired in this module||
Goals of this module:
Upon completion of this module the students will have a basic knowledge about bacteriology, antibiotic resistances and gene mutagenesis methods.
Skills to be acquired/ competencies:
++ deepened biological expertise
++ deepened knowledge of biological working methods
+ deepened knowledge of clinical diagnostics
+ data analysis skills
++ interdisciplinary thinking
++ critical and analytical thinking
++ independent searching and knowledge of scientific literature
++ data presentation and discussion (written and spoken)
+ teamwork + ethics and professional behavior
++ project and time management
In the first lectures, basic knowledge of general and specific bacteriology is taught. Subsequently, antibiotic resistance as well as resistance mechanisms are explained in more detail. Finally, the topic of horizontal gene transfer and mobile genetic elements will be discussed.
The seminar will address with the topic of antibiotic resistances. Students gain initial experience in formulating a scientific question and designing experiments to answer it. Different cloning strategies are discussed in detail.
The methods developed in the seminar will be put into practice. Antibiotic resistance plasmids will be modified using various techniques and the effects of these manipulations on bacterial physiology and resistance patterns will be investigated.
Textbooks of microbiology. Current literature on antibiotic resistances and horizontal gene transfer will be announced in the lecture.
|Language of instruction||English|
|Duration (semesters)||1 Semester|
|Module frequency||winter term|
|Module capacity||6 (
(participation at lectures is not restricted))
The lecture is held weekly during the semester (first half). Seminar and practical course form a joint block course.
|Modullevel / module level||MM (Mastermodul / Master module)|
|Modulart / typ of module||Wahlpflicht / Elective|
|Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method||Lecture, seminar and exercise|
|Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge||basic knowledge of bacteriology and molecular biology|
|Form of instruction||Comment||SWS||Frequency||Workload of compulsory attendance|
|Seminar und Übung||3||--||0|
|Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt||14 h|
|Examination||Prüfungszeiten||Type of examination|
|Final exam of module||
written examination: end of the module,
presentation: during the seminar/practical course joint block,
protocol: end of the practical course
graded: written examination, ungraded: presentation, protocols