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260.631.01 Immunology, Infection and Disease

Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
2nd term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2014 - 2015
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  3:30 - 4:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Alan Scott
Course Instructors:

Presents the fundamental cellular, molecular and genetic mechanisms that initiate and control immune responses elicited during pathogen challenge and vaccination.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Demonstrate the basic principles of the cellular and molecular basis for the vertebrate immune response
  2. Discuss the pathogenesis of bacterial, viral and parasitic pathogens
  3. Analyze the rationale behind vaccines and vaccination
  4. Define the fundamentals of the genetics of immunity and how this impacts the susceptibility of individuals and populations to diseases of public health importance
Methods of Assessment:

two comprehensive exams

Instructor Consent:

No consent required