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260.612.01 Principles of Immunology II

Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
2nd term
4 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  8:30 - 10:20am
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Alan Scott
Course Instructor :



Introduces biological concepts of immunology; molecular nature of antigens; molecular basis for antibody and T-cell receptor structure and diversity; complement; hypersensitivity reactions; cellular basis for the immune response; cell-mediated immunity; adhesion molecules and coreceptors cell activation; cytokines and other soluble mediators; major histocompatibility complex (MHC) antigens; tumor immunology; transplantation immunobiology; mechanisms of resistance to microorganisms; tolerance; autoimmunity; and immuno-deficiency.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Define the principles of autoimmunity and transplantation
  2. Define the basis underlying primary and acquired immune deficiencies
  3. Define the immune mechanisms employed to combat bacterial, viral and parasitic infections
  4. Define the mechanisms that regulate allergy and hypersensitivity
  5. Define the mechanisms for immunization
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on mid-term and final exams.

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Consent is required for undergraduate students.

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Special Comments:

Required for MMI PhD students.