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187.641.01 IMMUNOLOGY OF ENVIRONMENTAL DISEASE

Term: 4th term
Credits: 3 credits
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructor:
Description:

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 Objective(s):
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

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on exams and class participation/worksheets.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday 1:30 - 2:50
  • Thursday 1:30 - 2:50
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: Consent required for some students

Required for students not in the PhD Tox or MHS Tox track in EHS

For consent, contact: dfairwea@jhsph.edu
Prerequisite:

A background in biology and chemistry.

Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail