Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for PRINCIPLES OF NEUROIMMUNOLOGY (260.711.01), a course offered by the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Covers the origin of specific cells of the central nervous system, immune functions of CNS cells, and trafficking of leukocytes into the CNS with mention of relevant anatomy (blood, brain, barrier, etc). Discusses monocytes, T cells, B cells, cytokines, chemokines, metalloproteinases, and prostaglandins. Explores how these mediators contribute to development, plasticity and pathology of the CNS. Presentations address multiple sclerosis, Creutzfeld and Jacob disease, HIV dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to: 1. Explain how the immune system and cellular brain components contribute to neurological disease. 2. Describe the types and effector functions of resident and peripheral immune cells in the human brain, in health and disease.
Tue Thu 9:00 AM to 10:20 AM
Basic knowledge of brain anatomy, physiology and biology.
Graduate students, post-graduate students in the medical field, public health, neurosciences, immunology, geriatrics and psychiatry. Other interested students/physicians are also invited.
Grading Policy: Course participation and a final exam.
Grading Restrictions: Letter grade