187.641.01 Immunology of Environmental Disease
- Environmental Health and Engineering
- 4th term
- 3 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2012 - 2013
- East Baltimore
- Class Times:
- Tu Th, 1:30 - 2:50pm
A background in biology and chemistry.
Examines the effect of natural and chemical environmental agents on the immune system that result in chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease, cancer, allergy/ asthma and autoimmune diseases like diabetes. Students learn basic immunology, toxicology and the pathogenesis of disease and apply their knowledge to analyze manuscripts in environmental immunology.
- Learning Objectives:
- Define the basic components of the immune system
- Explain a basic immune response to environmental agents
- Describe the relationship between environmental agents and pathologic changes associated with major diseases like heart disease and cancer
- Analyze manuscripts in environmental immunology
- Methods of Assessment:
Student evaluation based on exams and class participation/worksheets.
- Instructor Consent:
Consent required for some students
- Consent Note:
Required for students not in the PhD Tox or MHS Tox track in EHS
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