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gsw100 - Immunology and Inflammation (Complete module description)
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Module label Immunology and Inflammation
Module code gsw100
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Department of Human Medicine
Applicability of the module
  • Master's Programme Molecular Biomedicine (Master) > Clinical Modules
Responsible persons
Gibbs, Bernhard (Authorized examiners)
Gibbs, Bernhard (Module counselling)
Fakultät 6 Dekanat (Module responsibility)
Enrolment in Master´s programme Molecular Biomedicine
Skills to be acquired in this module
++ comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals of immunology and inflammation
++ deepened knowledge of clinical aspects of diseases
++ systematic understanding in the therapy diseases
  + interdisciplinary thinking
  + critical and analytical thinking
++ independent searching and knowledge of scientific literature
++ data presentation and discussion (written and spoken)
++ teamwork
  + time management
Module contents
The module focuses on dermatology, immunology and inflammation.

Fundamentals of immunology and inflammation

Worked examples of major inflammatory diseases (e.g. allergies, infections, autoimmune diseases) and advanced therapeutic concepts.

Students will be expected to demonstrate the ability to prepare presentations in small working groups where they critically evaluate current research regarding specific examples of inflammatory diseases and their therapy (problem-orientated learning)
Reader's advisory
Textbooks: Janeway's Immunobiology; Authors: Kenneth Murphy, Casey Weaver; 2016 (9th Edition; Garland Science), Cellular and Molecular Immunology; Authors: Abul Abbas, Andrew H. Lichtman, Shiv Pillai; 2017 (9th Edition; Elsevier) Example review article: Siebenhaar F, Redegeld FA, Bischoff SC, Gibbs BF, Maurer M. Mast Cells as Drivers of Disease and Therapeutic Targets. Trends Immunol. 2018 Feb;39(2):151-162. doi: 10.1016/
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency First half of the winter semester
Module capacity 25
Modullevel / module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modulart / typ of module Wahlpflicht / Elective
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method Lecture, Seminar, Exercise
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge basic knowledge in immunology
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
1.5 WiSe 21
1 WiSe 14
1.5 WiSe 21
Total time of attendance for the module 56 h
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
graded: written examination (60 min, 60%), coursework (short review in English in the style "News and Views" article, 40%)
ungraded: formative feedback given for presentations