Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES OF THE ENDOCRINE GLANDS (260.633.01), a course offered by the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Reviews current understanding of autoimmunity, the immunological mechanisms and the animal models. Presents the clinical manifestations and the pathogenesis of all autoimmune diseases affecting the endocrine glands, such as Graves' disease, type 1 diabetes and Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Current articles from the literature address important topics in autoimmunity.
This course will prepare you to be able to do the following: Explain the basic physiology of the classic endocrine glands (pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, pancreatic islets, ovaries, and testes) and the basic principles of autoimmunity. Describe the endocrine diseases that have autoimmune pathogenesis, using studies from both humans and mice.
Mon Wed 3:30 PM to 5:20 PM
Principles of Immunology or equivalent.
MPH and MHS students, PhD in MMI.
Grading Policy: paper presentation = 25%, mid-term exam = 25%, final exam = 50%
Grading Restrictions: Letter grade