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260.627.01 Pathogenesis of Bacterial Infections

Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
2nd term
4 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • M W F,  10:30 - 11:50am
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:

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.

Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on a mid-term, final exam, and an optional research paper.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

Required for MMI students.