About The Course
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Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for CURRENT LITERATURE IN MICROBIAL IMMUNITY (260.854.01), a course offered by the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Course Description

Reviews and discusses, in depth, current publications in the field of microbial immunity, with emphasis on the areas of innate/adaptive immunity, pathogenesis, and vaccination.

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Course Learning Objectives

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

  • Critically evaluate instructor selected scientific literature in microbial immunity, vaccine immunology, and regulation of the immune response with a primary focus on contemporary literature
  • Assess a wide variety of experimental methods and approaches used to measure cellular and humoral immunity to microbial challenge
  • Develop skills and strategies to critically evaluate the primary literature in terms of hypothesis testing, the suitability of experimental approach, and conclusions as they relate to established immunological paradigms
  • Develop student oral presentation skills

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Course Time

Wed   1:30 PM to 2:50 PM

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Prerequisites

Principles of Immunology I

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Intended Audience

PhD, ScM, MHS and MPH (ID concentration programs) students whose primary affiliation is MMI

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Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: Students will be evaluated on their preparation and presentation of reading assignments and participation in discussion. Every student will participate in both a presentation and class discussions.

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

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