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Term: 2nd term
Credits: 4 credits
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructor:

Introduces biological concepts of immunology; molecular nature of antigens; molecular basis for antibody and T-cell receptor structure and diversity; complement; hypersensitivity reactions; cellular basis for the immune response; cell-mediated immunity; adhesion molecules and coreceptors cell activation; cytokines and other soluble mediators; major histocompatibility complex (MHC) antigens; tumor immunology; transplantation immunobiology; mechanisms of resistance to microorganisms; tolerance; autoimmunity; and immuno-deficiency.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Define the principles of autoimmunity and transplantation
Define the basis underlying primary and acquired immune deficiencies
Define the immune mechanisms employed to combat bacterial, viral and parasitic infections
Define the mechanisms that regulate allergy and hypersensitivity
Define the mechanisms for immunization

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on mid-term and final exams.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday 8:30 - 10:20
  • Thursday 8:30 - 10:20
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required


Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Special Comments: Required for MMI students.