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MBS1202  - Engineering the Immune System; Treatment of Disease

Period 4: from 11-3-2024 to 10-5-2023
MBS1212  - Practical Engineering the Immune System; Treatment of Disease
Coordinator: Lenaerts, K.
ECTS credits: 10
Language of instruction: English

Publication dates timetable/results in the Student Portal

Deadline publication timetable
The date on which the timetable of this module is available: not applicable

Deadline publication final result
The date on which the final grade of this module is available: 3-6-2023

Resit booking

Exam booking for a test in current academic year (resit)
You will be booked automatically for the resit in one of our resit periods. You may check our calenders to find out which modules can be retaken and when: https://intranet.maastrichtuniversity.nl/nl/fhml-studenten/studieverloop/wanneer-wat
As of one week before the resit test takes place, you can check in Student Portal if you are booked correctly: Student Portal > My Courses > More actions. The test will also be visible in your time table.

Exam booking for a test from a previous academic year (exam only)
All students who have not passed the test for this module in a previous academic year, will be booked automatically for the test during the regular block period. You will be enrolled in the new course in Canvas but not scheduled for a tutorial group and other educational activities. If you do not wish to participate in this test at the end of the regular block period please de-register via askFHML.

Resit date: 12-7-2024

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Course information

Description: EN:

Building on the knowledge gained by the student in the MBS1201 course, the MBS1202 course will follow roughly the same roadmap through the various areas of research and clinical medicine, covering immunology, inflammation and the pathophysiology of infectious and non-infectious diseases with a focus on therapy. Attention will be given to approaches and technologies in the field of experimental medicine as well as the more general translational aspects related to the topics relevant to the areas of sterile and nonsterile (infectious) inflammation, neurodegeneration, atherosclerosis and vascular disease, autoimmunity and tumor development.

The objective of this course is to provide a basic understanding of various important techniques and technologies in this field and create an awareness of experimental and approved methods for the treatment of immune-related diseases.

Goals: EN:
  • Summarize, explain and design approaches to modulate the immune system in inflammatory or infectious disease
  • Summarize and explain basic pathophysiology, diagnosis and current therapy of sepsis and design novel therapeutic strategies
  • Summarize and explain basic pathogenesis and current treatment of viral disease and design novel prophylactic vaccine based strategies for viral disease
  • Explain and compare current and experimental therapies to treat/prevent atherosclerosis
  • Explain and compare established and experimental types of immunotherapy and design novel therapeutic strategies
  • Summarize state of the art diagnosis and treatment of hypersensitivity disorders
  • Explain the therapeutic potential of targeting the microbiome for modulation of immunity and health
  • Apply both descriptive ethics and normative ethics to a case study relevant within the specialisation
Key words: EN:
Immunology Therapy Immune response Immune disease Immune modulation Immune suppression Immune therapy Pharmacotherapy Antibody therapeutics Microbiota
Literature: This is the link to Keylinks, our online reference list.  
Teaching methods:
  • Assignment(s)
  • Work in workgroup(s)
  • Lecture(s)
  • Paper(s)
  • Problem Based Learning
  • Presentation(s)
  • Skills
Assessments methods:
  • Assignment
  • Attendance
  • Final paper
  • Observation
  • Participaion
  • Presentation
  • Written exam

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