260.823.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 4th Term | 3 Credit(s)
TTh 1:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives
    1. Understand the fundamental differences between immune responses to allo-antigens and other non-self antigens. 2. Know the mechanisms underlying successful allogeneic transplantation and appreciate the concepts of tolerance and accommodation. 3. Become acquainted with the process and problems in translation of basic research into clinical transplantation.
  • Course Description

    Introductory lectures review current understanding of the major histocompatibility complex; the molecular basis of alloreactivity; and immunological mechanisms of allograft rejection, tolerance, and graft versus host disease. Presents and discusses current articles addressing important topics in transplantation.

  • Intended Audience


  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on class participation and a paper reviewing a current topic.

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

  • Prerequisites

    Introductory course in immunology

  • 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: baddison@jhsph.edu, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.