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260.633.01 AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES OF THE ENDOCRINE GLANDS

Term: 3rd term
Credits: 4 credits
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015
Course Instructor:
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.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Explain the basic physiology of the classic endocrine glands (pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, pancreatic islets, ovaries, and testes) and the basic principles of autoimmunity
Describe the endocrine diseases that have autoimmune pathogenesis, using studies from both humans and mice

Methods of Assessment: paper presentation = 25%, mid-term exam = 25%, final exam = 50%
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Monday 3:30 - 5:20
  • Wednesday 3:30 - 5:20
Enrollment Minimum: 5
Enrollment Maximum: 30
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Prerequisite:

Principles of Immunology or equivalent.

Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail