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.

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.

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

Course Time

Wed   1:30 PM to 2:50 PM


Principles of Immunology I

Intended Audience

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

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