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187.641.01 Immunology of Environmental Disease


Environmental Health and Engineering
4th term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2018 - 2019
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  1:30 - 2:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
DeLisa Fairweather
Course Instructor:
  • DeLisa Fairweather

A background in biology and chemistry.


Examines the effect of natural and chemical environmental agents on the immune system that result in chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease, cancer, allergy/ asthma and autoimmune diseases like diabetes. Students learn basic immunology, toxicology and the pathogenesis of disease and apply their knowledge to analyze manuscripts in environmental immunology.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Define the basic components of the immune system
  2. Explain a basic immune response to environmental agents
  3. Describe the relationship between environmental agents and pathologic changes associated with major diseases like heart disease and cancer
  4. Analyze manuscripts in environmental immunology
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on exams and class participation/worksheets.

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Required for students not in the PhD Tox or MHS Tox track in EHS

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