About The Course
Welcome Message

Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for PATHOGENESIS OF BACTERIAL INFECTIONS (260.627.01), a course offered by the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Course Description

Presents the mechanism employed by bacteria to establish and maintain infection in the human host and evolution of host resistance mechanisms. Covers host-parasite relationship, bacterial structure and metabolism, pathogenic mechanisms of bacteria, systemic and mucosal immunity, and gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria. Discussions generally cover gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria with specific lectures on pathogens of particular interest, such as mycobacteria, Borrelia, rickettsia, and bacteria associated with sexually transmitted diseases.

Course Time

Mon Wed Fri   10:30 AM to 11:50 AM

Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on a mid-term, final exam, and an optional research paper.

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade