260.631.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 2nd Term | 3 Credit(s)
TTh 3:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
    Alan Scott
    Joseph Margolick
  • 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
  • Intended Audience
    MPH students, especially students in the ID and EPI concentration in infectious diseases
  • Methods of Assessment
    three comprehensive exams
  • Course Description
    Presents the fundamental cellular, molecular and genetic mechanisms that initiate and control immune responses elicited during pathogen challenge and vaccination.
  • Course Schedule

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

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