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188.860.01 TUTORIAL IN TISSUE INJURY, INFLAMMATION, AND REPAIR

Term: 4th term
Credits: 3 credits
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:
  • AM Dannenberg Jr.
Description:

Covers the biochemical and pathophysiological mechanisms of acute and chronic inflammation, including immediate and delayed hypersensitivity and the response to physical, chemical, and microbial tissue damage. Discusses cell membrane function; capillary permeability; histamine, kinins, plasmin, complement, icosanoids; blood clotting; chemotaxis; and other inflammatory mediators produced by various blood cells.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Assess how tissues respond to injury. - Analyze what starts and stops the inflammatory process. - Identify how tissues repair. - Integrate assigned readings with emerging knowledge of tissue pathology through one-on-one discussion.

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on class participation.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Thursday 5:30 - 7:30
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Maximum: 15
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Jointly Offered With:
Special Comments: Outside Work: Students will be responsible for understanding about 400 pages of Majno’s 1000-page textbook on Inflammation. In the two-hour session each week, they will discuss with the instructor each chapter that they are assigned. This is in addition to homework assignments.