260.633.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 3rd Term | 4 Credit(s)
MW 3:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives
    This course will prepare you to be able to do the following: Explain the basic physiology of the classic endocrine glands (pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, pancreatic islets, ovaries, and testes) and the basic principles of autoimmunity. Describe the endocrine diseases that have autoimmune pathogenesis, using studies from both humans and mice.
  • Course Description

    Reviews current understanding of autoimmunity, the immunological mechanisms and the animal models. Presents the clinical manifestations and the pathogenesis of all autoimmune diseases affecting the endocrine glands, such as Graves' disease, type 1 diabetes and Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Current articles from the literature address important topics in autoimmunity.

  • Intended Audience

    MPH and MHS students, PhD in MMI.

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: paper presentation = 25%, mid-term exam = 25%, final exam = 50%

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

  • Prerequisites

    Principles of Immunology or equivalent.

  • 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:, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.