187.641.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 4th Term | 3 Credit(s)
TTh 1:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
    DeLisa Fairweather
  • 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 based on exams and class participation/worksheets.
  • Prerequisites
    A background in biology and chemistry.
  • Course Schedule

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

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    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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