260.627.01 | AY 2012-2013 - 2nd Term | 4 Credit(s)
MWF 10:30:00 AM
  • Contact Information
    Ying Zhang
    Richard Markham
    Egbert Hoiczyk
  • Course Learning Objectives

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  • Course Description
    Presents the mechanism employed by bacteria to establish and maintain infection in the human host and evolution of host resistance mechanisms. Covers host-parasite relationship, bacterial structure and metabolism, pathogenic mechanisms of bacteria, systemic and mucosal immunity, and gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria. Discussions generally cover gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria with specific lectures on pathogens of particular interest, such as mycobacteria, Borrelia, rickettsia, and bacteria associated with sexually transmitted diseases.

    Additional Faculty Notes:

    Class Meeting Times: MWF 10:30-11:50 in room W2030

  • Methods of Assessment
    Student evaluation based on a mid-term, final exam, and an optional research paper.

    Additional Faculty Notes:

    Grading for the course will be determined based on the midterm, final, homework and 1 lab quiz. The midterm and final will be worth 40% of the grade each, with the homework and lab quiz comprising 20% of the grade.

  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

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    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

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