188.860.01 Tutorial in Tissue Injury, Inflammation, and Repair
- Environmental Health and Engineering
- 4th term
- 3 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2014 - 2015
- East Baltimore
- Class Times:
- Thursday, 5:30 - 7:30pm
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 Objectives:
- 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.
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required
- 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.