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Term: 4th term
Credits: 3 credits
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015
Course Instructor:
  • AM Dannenberg Jr.

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.