PATHOGENESIS OF BACTERIAL INFECTIONS Syllabus
Course Learning Objectives
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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, bacterial genetics, pathogenic mechanisms of bacteria, systemic and mucosal immunity and vaccines, Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria, and antibiotic resistance. Discussions generally cover Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria with specific lectures on pathogens of particular interest, such as M. tuberculosis, H. pylori, Borrelia, rickettsia, and bacteria associated with sexually transmitted diseases. The course is complemented by two clinical plate rounds and a clinical microbiology lab tour.
Additional Faculty Notes:
Class Meeting Times: MWF 10:30-11:50 am in Room W4013
Methods of Assessment
Student evaluation based on a midterm, final exam, and homerwork assignments throughout the term.
Additional Faculty Notes:
Grading for the course will be determined based on the midterm, final and homework. The midterm and final will be worth 40% of the grade each, with the homework comprising 20% of the grade.
Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.
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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.
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