Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for SPECIAL TOPICS IN TRANSPLANTATION IMMUNOLOGY (260.823.01), a course offered by the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Introductory lectures review current understanding of the major histocompatibility complex; the molecular basis of alloreactivity; and immunological mechanisms of allograft rejection, tolerance, and graft versus host disease. Presents and discusses current articles addressing important topics in transplantation.
1. Understand the fundamental differences between immune responses to allo-antigens and other non-self antigens. 2. Know the mechanisms underlying successful allogeneic transplantation and appreciate the concepts of tolerance and accommodation. 3. Become acquainted with the process and problems in translation of basic research into clinical transplantation.
Tue Thu 1:30 PM to 2:50 PM
Introductory course in immunology
Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on class participation and a paper reviewing a current topic.
Grading Restrictions: Letter grade