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Bird's eye view of I&I programme

The master programme in Infection & Immunity aims at training researchers who are well educated in research methodology and who will be able to pursue a scientific career. Therefore the programme enables the student to become an independent researcher, who can subsequently complete a PhD programme, either as part of his/her training as a medical specialist, or as part of a career track in biology, biomedical sciences, biochemistry or veterinary medicine. Senior researchers and lecturers with a leading international reputation in their field and who are competent to do research at a master’s level and beyond are invited to teach and assess students according to the Dublin descriptors.

The master programme in Infection & Immunity is embedded in the Molecular Medicine postgraduate school. The educational programme of the research master follows the focuses and research traditions of the research groups of the Molecular Medicine postgraduate school:

Fundamentals

Basic lab skills, immunology, microbiology, virology
Overview of available research themes.

Medical research.

Academic skills

Organ-specific

Organ-specific immunology, host-microbe interplay, transplant immunology, clinical pharmacology.

Academic skills

Technology & methodology

Molecular microbiology & immunology, modelling Infectious Diseases, role of genetic variation in host and microbe, immuno-endocrinology, animal models, biosafety.

Academic skills

Disease specific

Infections & auto-immune diseases, chronic intestinal and liver inflammatory diseases, inflammation and cancer, neuro-immunological diseases, infection & immunodeficiency, vaccines, clinical pharmacology.

Academic skills.

Presentation master thesis.

Short outline of the programme
The Research Master programme consists of two closely integrated parts: education and research. The total programme takes 84 weeks (120 ECTS) over a total period of 2 years. The programme is graphically depicted in figure 3.

figure 3 short overview of the programme.

figure 3 short overview of the programme

Fundamental and advanced immunology and microbiology as well as methodology will be taught during two Summer courses (4 weeks each), two Winter courses (4 weeks each), one course Study Design (3 weeks) and one course Classical Methods for Data Analysis (4 weeks) to groups of approximately 15 students. The interactive courses will consist of integrated themes taught by interdisciplinary groups of teachers of the participating research groups. Courses will be theoretical as well as practical. The results will be examined at the end of all these mandatory courses by multiple choice and open/essay questions.

 
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