260.854.01 Current Literature in Microbial Immunity
- Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
- 2nd term
- 1 credit
- Academic Year:
- 2014 - 2015
- East Baltimore
- Class Times:
- Wednesday, 1:30 - 2:50pm
Principles of Immunology I
Reviews and discusses, in depth, current publications in the field of microbial immunity, with emphasis on the areas of innate/adaptive immunity, pathogenesis, and vaccination.
- Learning Objectives:
- Critically evaluate instructor selected scientific literature in microbial immunity, vaccine immunology, and regulation of the immune response with a primary focus on contemporary literature
- Assess a wide variety of experimental methods and approaches used to measure cellular and humoral immunity to microbial challenge
- Develop skills and strategies to critically evaluate the primary literature in terms of hypothesis testing, the suitability of experimental approach, and conclusions as they relate to established immunological paradigms
- Develop student oral presentation skills
- Methods of Assessment:
Students will be evaluated on their preparation and presentation of reading assignments and participation in discussion. Every student will participate in both a presentation and class discussions.
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required
- Special Comments:
This is distinct from a journal club in that students are graded on the depth and quality of their presentation and understanding of topics discussed.