About The Course
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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.

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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.

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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

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Course Time

Tue Thu   1:30 PM to 2:50 PM

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Course Faculty
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Prerequisites

A background in biology and chemistry.

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Intended Audience

PhD Tox and MHS students in Tox track in EHS

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Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

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

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

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Administrative Contact

DeLisa Fairweather
E-mail: dfairwea@jhsph.edu

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