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260.854.01 CURRENT LITERATURE IN MICROBIAL IMMUNITY

Term: 2nd term
Credits: 1 credits
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Description:

Reviews and discusses, in depth, current publications in the field of microbial immunity, with emphasis on the areas of innate/adaptive immunity, pathogenesis, and vaccination.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Critically evaluate instructor selected scientific literature in microbial immunity, vaccine immunology, and regulation of the immune response with a primary focus on contemporary literature
Assess a wide variety of experimental methods and approaches used to measure cellular and humoral immunity to microbial challenge
Develop skills and strategies to critically evaluate the primary literature in terms of hypothesis testing, the suitability of experimental approach, and conclusions as they relate to established immunological paradigms
Develop student oral presentation skills

Methods of Assessment: Students will be evaluated on their preparation and presentation of reading assignments and participation in discussion. Every student will participate in both a presentation and class discussions.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Wednesday 1:30 - 2:50
Enrollment Minimum: 5
Enrollment Maximum: 24
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Prerequisite:

Principles of Immunology I

Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Special Comments: This is distinct from a journal club in that students are graded on the depth and quality of their presentation and understanding of topics discussed.