187.641.01 | AY 2012-2013 - 4th Term | 3 Credit(s)
TTh 1:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
    DeLisa Fairweather
    Katelyn Stafford
    H: 8324527903 | W: 4105026156 | Office Hours: Tues 4pm-5pm Location: E7645
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Intended Audience
    PhD Tox and MHS students in Tox track in EHS
  • Methods of Assessment

    Student evaluation will be based on exam, quizzes, worksheets, group project, and participation

    Grading: Letter grade


    Take Home Quiz (6 quizzes)                                                                   20%

    Journal Questions (6 papers)                                                                  20%

    Group Project (May 14th & 16th)                                                              25%

    Final Exam (Due May 16)                                                                       25%

    Class Participation                                                                                10% 


  • Prerequisites
    A background in biology and chemistry.
  • Required Text(s)
    Lippincott’s Illustrated Reviews:Immunologyby T. Doan, R. Melvold, S.Viselli and C. Waltenbough, 2nd edition, 2013
  • Course Schedule

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

    Please refer to this file.
  • Academic Ethics Code

    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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