About The Course
Welcome Message

Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for IMMUNOLOGY OF ENVIRONMENTAL DISEASE (187.641.01), a course offered by the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Course Description

Examines the effect of natural and chemical environmental agents on the immune system that result in chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease, cancer, allergy/ asthma and autoimmune diseases like diabetes. Students learn basic immunology, toxicology and the pathogenesis of disease and apply their knowledge to analyze manuscripts in environmental immunology.

Course Learning Objectives

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

  • Define the basic components of the immune system
  • Explain a basic immune response to environmental agents
  • Describe the relationship between environmental agents and pathologic changes associated with major diseases like heart disease and cancer
  • Analyze manuscripts in environmental immunology

Course Time

Tue Thu   1:30 PM to 2:50 PM

Course Faculty

A background in biology and chemistry.

Intended Audience

PhD Tox and MHS students in Tox track in EHS

Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on exams and class participation/worksheets.

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

Administrative Contact

DeLisa Fairweather
E-mail: dfairwea@jhsph.edu