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188.860.01 Tutorial in Tissue Injury, Inflammation, and Repair

Environmental Health and Engineering
4th term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Thursday,  5:30 - 7:30pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Arthur Dannenberg-Jr.
Course Instructor:

Covers the biochemical and pathophysiological mechanisms of acute and chronic inflammation, including immediate and delayed hypersensitivity and the response to physical, chemical, and microbial tissue damage. Discusses cell membrane function; capillary permeability; histamine, kinins, plasmin, complement, icosanoids; blood clotting; chemotaxis; and other inflammatory mediators produced by various blood cells.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Assess how tissues respond to injury
  2. Analyze what starts and stops the inflammatory process
  3. Identify how tissues repair
  4. Integrate assigned readings with emerging knowledge of tissue pathology through one-on-one discussion
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on class participation.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Jointly Offered With:
Special Comments:

Outside Work: Students will be responsible for understanding about 400 pages of Majno’s 1000-page textbook on Inflammation. In the two-hour session each week, they will discuss with the instructor each chapter that they are assigned. This is in addition to homework assignments.