Online Course Guide of WHU –
Find all modules and courses of our degree programs.
Please use the filters below to select the term (spring or fall) as well as the respective program (BSc, MSc, MBA, Exchange, Doctoral) of your choice for an overview of all modules offered at WHU. The courses are listed under the modules. Please click on a module to see which courses are part of it. If you would like to find out more about a certain course, click on the name of the course to see detail information. The location of the lecture will be revealed after your course registration on myWHUstudies.
Spring term counts from January - August, fall term counts from September - December.
Important for Exchange Students: As the Full-Time and Part-Time MBA Programs utilize a modular course structure, the dates on which students begin and end the exchange are flexible. Please find here a chronological overview of the preliminary course offering for Fall and Spring.
Biotechnology: Epidemics of Mankind - Viewed at a Molecular Level
(Please note that exchange students obtain a higher number of credits in the BSc-program at WHU than listed here. For further information please contact directly the International Relations Office.)
The lecture will focus on diseases such as AIDS, malaria and dengue fever. The relationship between human beings and pathogens at the molecular level will be discussed. It will be explained how diseases come about, how one can protect oneself and what weaknesses pathogens have, which can then be used to combat them. In particular, the molecular causes of disease and the associated genetic methods will be presented in detail and discussed.
B. Students will be able to acquire, articulate, retain and apply specialized scientific language and basic knowledge relevant to microbiology and human diseases.
C. Students will acquire basic historic knowledge of human diseases their hosts, transmission to humans and impacts on society.
D. Students will acquire knowledge on historic but also new emerging pathogens and how they infect humans.
E. Students will learn the details of infection at a molecular level describing proteins and cell receptors relevant for infection and the strategies to escape from the human immune defense.
Thieme Verlag, ISBN: 978-3134448139
B. Schaechter's Mechanisms of Microbial Disease, 5th Edition
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, ISBN: 978-0781787444
A. Twelve Diseases That Changed Our World 1st Edition
B. E-Z Microbiology (Barron's E-Z) 2nd Revised ed. Edition
Form of examination
Submission Deadline: 07.01.2022, 16:00.