Course layout – University of Copenhagen

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Layout of the course

The online course in bacterial biofilm stretches over ten weeks in the fall of 2017. The weekly plan is as follows.

  • Week 1:
    Introduction to E-learning and Absalon, and meeting your workgroup

  • Week 2:
    The fundamental understanding of biofilms: What is a biofilm and where do we find biofilm

  • Week 3:
    The basic understanding of how biofilms are formed and maintained, including how to study biofilms

  • Week 4:
    Biofilm specific phenotypes: the matrix, antibiotic and host tolerance and density regulated phenotypes (quorum sensing)

  • Week 5:
    Biofilms in disease: types of chronic infections

  • Week 6:
    Host response toward biofilm infections

  • Week 7:
    Diagnosis of biofilms

  • Week 8:
    Treatment of biofilms

  • Week 9:
    Biofilms in disease vs. Natural habitats

  • Week 10:
    Exam