Skip Navigation

Course Catalog

260.633.01 AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES OF THE ENDOCRINE GLANDS

Cancelled

Department:
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Term:
3rd term
Credits:
4 credits
Academic Year:
2014 - 2015
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:

Visit the CoursePlus site for this course

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.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Explain the basic physiology of the classic endocrine glands (pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, pancreatic islets, ovaries, and testes) and the basic principles of autoimmunity
  2. 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%

Instructor Consent:

No consent required