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Best 4 Courses in Immunology 2019

A course is a higher educational unit of learning and can last from a few weeks to a year. Courses help students develop deeper insight into specialized subject matter and can help close the gap between educational programs. Additionally, courses can serve to advance professional knowledge.

What is a course in immunology? A course in immunology builds upon a student’s existing knowledge of organic chemistry and biology. Coursework may cover a number of subjects, depending on the student’s choice of specialization, and may focus on cellular biology, molecular biology, the basics of cellular neuroscience, genetics, immunology, toxicology, pharmacology or bacterial pathogenesis. Whatever the scholar decides to take, the class will most likely have a basis in general biochemistry, immunology and microbiology.

Students may take an immunology course as part of a degree program or to bridge the gap between educational programs. Additionally, the course may help a professional refresh his or her knowledge of immunology or augment an existing skill set.

The cost of a course in immunology will depend on the length of the class, the type of instruction and the educational institutions. Students may choose to reduce costs through online instruction or shorter courses.

After completing a course in immunology, students may move on to participate in a certificate or degree program in related subject matter. However, some professionals choose to reenter the job market with current credentials and may choose to pursue more specialized occupations related to vaccines, biotechnology or psychiatric disorders. Depending on their other educational and professional credentials, students may move onto management or research positions in the medical field.

For students with limited access to educational facilities or living in remote areas, online courses in immunology offer flexibility and easy access to important educational programs. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

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4 Results in Immunology

FutureLearn

Gram-negative bacteria (GNB) are a group of bacteria that can cause infection and toxic reaction in patients, yet are difficult to differentiate and treat with antibiotic ... [+]

Gram-negative bacteria (GNB) are a group of bacteria that can cause infection and toxic reaction in patients, yet are difficult to differentiate and treat with antibiotics due to their structure.

This online course - led by experts from the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) - looks at this challenge. You’ll explore the microbiology of gram-negative bacteria, and find out how to identify, classify, diagnose and treat GNB infections.

You’ll also look at occurrences of GNB and antibiotic resistance worldwide, and understand the impact they have on health and economic outcomes.

What topics will you cover? The microbiology of Gram-Negative Bacteria to enable diagnosis of infections The identification and classification of clinical infections associated with common Gram-Negative Bacteria The occurrence of resistance - epidemiology and basic mechanisms of resistance, locally and globally The key objectives and principles of treatment, including negative consequences The appropriateness of treatment agents The burden and impact of GNB infections on health and economic outcomes What will you achieve? Demonstrate a basic understanding of the microbiology of Gram-Negative Bacteria Assess the occurrence of resistance - epidemiology and basic mechanisms of resistance locally and globally Identify and classify clinical infections associated with common Gram-Negative Bacteria Evaluate the burden and impact of Gram-Negative Bacterial infections on health and economic outcomes Compare the key objectives and principles of the treatment options available including the negative consequences Explore the basic microbiology requirements to diagnose GNB infections Evaluate the appropriateness of treatment agents - stewardship for GNB infections Summarise the current... [-]
United Kingdom UK Online
January 2020
Part-time
3 weeks
Online
FutureLearn

Antimicrobial stewardship is a fast-growing field that aims to address this issue by managing our use of antibiotics to slow down or reduce the occurrence of antimicrobia ... [+]

Understand antimicrobial stewardship Antimicrobial stewardship is a fast-growing field that aims to address this issue by managing our use of antibiotics to slow down or reduce the occurrence of antimicrobial resistance. Designed for healthcare professionals, this six-week course will inform you about - and empower you to provide - safe, high-quality antibiotic use. You’ll interact with colleagues globally, to understand what antibiotic resistance means - and why the World Economic Forum has placed it alongside terrorism and climate change on its global risk register.

What topics will you cover? Antibiotic Resistance and its global impact The relationship between antibiotic resistance and prescribing What antimicrobial stewardship is and how it can be implemented in a hospital setting Why measurement is important in stewardship: how it can improve antibiotic prescribing How novel diagnostics can help in clinical decision making for antibiotic prescribing An understanding of the value of Behaviour Change Science to improve antibiotic prescribing Examples of successful antibiotic stewardship from across the globe What will you achieve? Understand and assess the value of Behaviour Change Science to antimicrobial stewardship implementation in the learner's own location Assess the threat of antibiotic resistance in the learner's location and to their practice Evaluate the effectiveness of using certain strategies/tools/interventions in antimicrobial stewardship to drive improvement in learner's location and practice Understand the value of measurement in antimicrobial stewardship: how to calculate DDDs and use Point Prevalence Surveys, have begun to determine how to use these in their location and practice to drive improvements in... [-]
United Kingdom UK Online
February 2019
Part-time
6 weeks
Online
IAS College

ICPF Med is a one-year course offered by IAS and University of Allensbach, with the objective of preparing qualified foreign medical doctors for Higher Studies in Germany ... [+]

About ICPF- MED

ICPF Med for Medical Doctors from Abroad

ICPF Med is a one-year course offered by IAS and University of Allensbach, with the objective of preparing qualified foreign medical doctors for Higher Studies in Germany. Upon successful completion of this course, which includes German Language Training with a focus on medical terminology, hospital observerships, industry visits and much more, students can pursue their Masters in the healthcare sector.

ICPF Med provides credit points for the program (ECTS) which could be used in further studies.

The Medical Module of ICPF Med includes:

Basic vocabulary The German health system The anamnesis Physical examination The psychiatric exploration The patient presentation Apparative diagnostics Conversation among Medical Doctors/Doctor-Patient Intercultural communication Hold a lecture Written documentation (Case Sheet writing) Admission Requirements ... [-]
Germany Lübeck
October 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Umeå University - Faculty of Science and Technology

The separate courses includes lectures, seminars, and practical laboratory work. Immunology covers the organization and development of the immune system, its activation u ... [+]

Infection, Neurobiology, and Genetics

The separate courses include lectures, seminars, and practical laboratory work.

Immunology covers the organization and development of the immune system, its activation upon stimulation, the various effector mechanisms involved in the innate and adaptive immune responses (cellular and humoral immunity), immunological memory, tolerance mechanisms, transplantation immunology, autoimmunity, hypersensitivity, immune deficiencies, and the defense mechanisms against different pathogens.

The Bacterial Physiology and Pathogenesis course will highlight the intriguing world of bacteria. It will give insight into the bacterial diversity and some of their distinctive habitats. It will illustrate in molecular detail the regulatory mechanisms of microbial adaptation to these varied environments. It will discuss the role of horizontal gene transfer in bacterial evolution and the acquisition of new coding potential, such as antibiotic resistance. The course will present the current state of knowledge regarding pathogenic mechanisms and the major disease-causing bacteria that use them. This will include an explanation at the molecular level of various pathogenic strategies such as motility, biofilms, quorum sensing, secretion systems, toxins, adhesion factors and immune evasion mechanisms. In the face of widespread antibiotic resistance among leading bacterial pathogens, new anti-bacterial treatment and prevention options will also be addressed. The Neurobiology course gives the student extended knowledge about how the nervous system is organized, and how it functions in order to change physiological state of neuronal circuits which underlies the generation of behavior. Thus, the nervous system is explored at molecular, cellular, systems and behavioral levels. The Genetics course aims to provide knowledge... [-]

Sweden Umeå Skellefteå
August 2019
Full-time
19 weeks
Campus