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Bacteria and Chronic Infections

University of Copenhagen via Coursera


This course will give you an introduction to bacteria and chronic infections. Leading experts in the field will make you familiar with the fundamental concepts of microbiology and bacteriology such as single cell bacteria, biofilm formation, and acute and chronic infections.


  • Introduction to Bacteria and Infections
    • Welcome to the course. During this first module you will be introduced to bacteria and infections in general, including the difference between planktonic and biofilm growing bacteria. Have fun, cheers Thomas
  • Properties of Biofilms and Chronic Infections
    • Hello everyone, welcome to the second module. During this module you will learn about the specific properties of biofilms and chronic infections.
      Cheers Thomas
  • Bacteria and biofilms as natural inhabitants of our body
    • Welcome to module 3. This module deals with Bacteria and biofilms as natural inhabitants of our body,and in the forums we will be discussing their role on our health.
      Cheers Thomas
  • Bacteria and biofilms in chronic infections
    • Dear all welcome to module 4. Here we will present several types of chronic infections and how biofilms are related to themI hope you will enjoy it :-)
  • Diagnosis and treatment of chronic infections
    • Hi hello Biofilmers welcome to module 5.During this module you will learn about the difficulties of diagnosing and treating chronic infections.
      I hope you will enjoy
  • The evolutionary perspectives of biofilms
    • Dear all, welcome to this last module of the course. In this module you will learn about the evolutionary aspects of biofilms. You will hear about how bacteria adapt to chronic infections and how bacteria can cooperate or fight each other.
      I hope you will have fun

Taught by

Thomas Bjarnsholt


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  • This course is an impressive interdisciplinary overview of the (patho)biology of chronic bacterial infections that are generally facilitated by beguiling entities known as biofilms. While I will only recommend the material to those with collegiate-level grasp of microbiology at the very least, this course will be satisfying to take for life/biomedical scientists (regardless of their current professional standing) at the laboratory benches and clinical practitioners at the bedside. I highly appreciate this course for giving me detailed leads on research endeavors to pursue in the future.
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    Alexis Dix
    It is an eye opener for me. The course reveals the complexity involved in treating bacterial infections. More people should take this class not just medical personnel.
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    Jackie Steinhauer
    I am fascinated by all things medical. This class was very interesting and informative. Biofilms are a bit scary. It was a great reminder to me to take care of the body I have.
  • It was very though and found it extremely interesting. I WOULD take it again for fun. Thank you Professers and fellow learners.
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