IMMUNOLOGY, INFECTION AND DISEASE Syllabus

260.631.01 | AY 2012-2013 - 2nd Term | 3 Credit(s)
TTh 3:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • demonstrate the basic principles of the cellular and molecular basis for the vertebrate immune response
    • develop their discuss to better Discuss the pathogenesis of bacterial, viral and parasitic pathogens
    • analyze the rationale behind vaccines and vaccination
    • define the fundamentals of the genetics of immunity and how this impacts on the susceptibility of individuals and populations to diseases of public health importance
  • Course Description

    Presents the fundamental cellular, molecular and genetic mechanisms that initiate and control immune responses elicited during pathogen challenge and vaccination.

  • Intended Audience

    MPH students, especially students in the ID and EPI concentration in infectious diseases

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: three comprehensive exams

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

  • Academic Ethics Code

    The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:

    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.

  • Disability Support Services

    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact Betty H. Addison in the Office of Student Life Services: baddison@jhsph.edu, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.