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Details for the Course Syllabus for Course MAM015F valid from Spring 2017

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General
  • English
  • Every other spring semester
Aim
  • The aim of the course is to provide the participants with an overview of airborne transmission of infectious agents in various environments and to give the participants knowledge on methods to detect and prevent airborne spreading of such agents.
Contents
  • Emission, transport and deposition of airborne microbes.
    Survival mechanisms of microbes in the air.
    Techniques to sample and analyse airborne biological material (including laboratory demonstrations).
    A historical perspective on major airborne diseases.
    Inhalation and defence in the respiratory tract.
    Airborne contamination in pharma, clean rooms and industry.
    Air quality in operating rooms and hospital hygiene.
Knowledge and Understanding
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • be able to describe emission, transport and deposition of airborne microorganisms.
    be able to describe mechanisms that bacteria use to survive in the atmosphere.
    be able to describe major techniques for measurement of airborne microorganisms.
    be able to explain the defence against airborne particles in the respiratory tract.
    be able to analyze airborne biological contamination in hospitals and industry.
    be able to describe methods to reduce airborne spreading of disease.
Competences and Skills
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • be able to use basic devices for sampling of airborne microorganisms on filters or in liquid.
Judgement and Approach
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • be able to evaluate general risks of airborne spreading of infectious agents in various scenarios.
    be able to select and motivate suitable measurement devices needed for sampling of airborne microorganisms.
Types of Instruction
  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Laboratory exercises
  • Exercises
  • Self-study literature review
Examination Formats
  • Written report
  • Written assignments
  • Failed, pass
Admission Requirements
  • The course is open for PhD students. Others, such as PhDs or people working in areas related to the course content, may participate, subject to availability.
Assumed Prior Knowledge
  • The course requires no specific prior knowledge, but the participants need to be able to understand and evaluate scientific literature.
Selection Criteria
  • Maximum 20-25 participants. Priority is given to PhD students in related areas and those that are members of the research school NDPIA.
Literature
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  • Scientific papers and book chapters. Lecture material.
Further Information
Course code
  • MAM015F
Administrative Information
  • 2017-02-28
  • Mats Ohlin

All Published Course Occasions for the Course Syllabus

2 course occasions.

Course code ▽ Course Name ▽ Division ▽ Established ▽ Course syllabus valid from ▽ Start Date ▽ End Date ▽ Published ▽
MAM015F Airborne Transmission of Infectious Agents Ergonomics and Aerosol Technology Spring 2017 2017‑04‑26 2017‑04‑28
MAM015F Airborne Transmission of Infectious Agents Ergonomics and Aerosol Technology Spring 2017 2021‑05‑05 2021‑05‑21

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