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260.612.01 PRINCIPLES OF IMMUNOLOGY II

Department:
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Term:
2nd term
Credits:
4 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  8:30 - 10:20am

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Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
Prerequisite:

260.611

Description:

Introduces biological concepts of immunology; molecular nature of antigens; molecular basis for antibody and T-cell receptor structure and diversity; complement; hypersensitivity reactions; cellular basis for the immune response; cell-mediated immunity; adhesion molecules and coreceptors cell activation; cytokines and other soluble mediators; major histocompatibility complex (MHC) antigens; tumor immunology; transplantation immunobiology; mechanisms of resistance to microorganisms; tolerance; autoimmunity; and immuno-deficiency.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Define the principles of autoimmunity and transplantation
  2. Define the basis underlying primary and acquired immune deficiencies
  3. Define the immune mechanisms employed to combat bacterial, viral and parasitic infections
  4. Define the mechanisms that regulate allergy and hypersensitivity
  5. Define the mechanisms for immunization
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on mid-term and final exams.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

Required for MMI students.