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Immunology, Infection and Disease

East Baltimore
2nd term
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
3 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  3:30 - 4:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor s:
Alan Scott

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:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 40% Midterm
  • 40% Final Exam
  • 20% Quizzes

Instructor Consent:

No consent required