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

Presents the mechanism employed by bacteria to establish and maintain infection in the human host and evolution of host resistance mechanisms. Covers host-parasite relationship, bacterial structure and metabolism, pathogenic mechanisms of bacteria, systemic and mucosal immunity, and gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria. Discussions generally cover gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria with specific lectures on pathogens of particular interest, such as mycobacteria, Borrelia, rickettsia, and bacteria associated with sexually transmitted diseases.

Learning Objective(s):

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on a mid-term, final exam, and an optional research paper.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Monday 10:30 - 11:50
  • Wednesday 10:30 - 11:50
  • Friday 10:30 - 11:50
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Special Comments: Required for MMI students.