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260.633.01 AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES OF THE ENDOCRINE GLANDS

Cancelled

Department:
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Term:
3rd term
Credits:
4 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • M W,  3:30 - 5:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Patrizio Caturegli
Course Instructor:

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Prerequisite:

Principles of Immunology or equivalent.

Description:

Reviews current understanding of autoimmunity, the immunological mechanisms and the animal models. Presents the clinical manifestations and the pathogenesis of all autoimmune diseases affecting the endocrine glands, such as Graves' disease, type 1 diabetes and Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Current articles from the literature address important topics in autoimmunity.

Methods of Assessment:

paper presentation = 25%, mid-term exam = 25%, final exam = 50%

Instructor Consent:

No consent required