187.641.01 IMMUNOLOGY OF ENVIRONMENTAL DISEASE
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.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
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
- Tuesday 1:30 - 2:50
- Thursday 1:30 - 2:50
A background in biology and chemistry.