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Courses in Medical Microbiology (MMI)

Upper Division

130. Medical Mycology (2)

Lecture—2 hours. Prerequisite: a course in pathogenic microbiology and consent of instructor. Various aspects of pathogenic fungi, particularly affecting humans, will be discussed including epidemiology, pathogenesis and pathology, diagnosis and therapy. Offered in alternate years. (Same course as 430.)—W. Pappagianis

188. Human Immunology (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: undergraduate level introductory biology course. Human immune system and mechanisms of immunity. Basic components and function of immune system. Molecular basis of immune response; basic cellular and molecular mechanisms. Interactions between cells of immune system producing immune responses; regulating molecules.—S. (S.) Torres

192. Internship in Medical Microbiology (1-12)

Internship—3-36 hours; final report. Prerequisite: upper division standing; approval of project prior to period of internship. Supervised work experience in medical microbiology and related fields. (P/NP grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

194H. Senior Honors Project in Medical Microbiology and Immunology (5)

Independent study—15 hours. Prerequisite: course 199 and consent of instructor. Project in research related to immunology of medically important viruses. Development of a hypothesis-driven project, performance of experimental protocols and preparation of graphical representation of original data. Requires oral and written presentation of research results. May be repeated three times for credit with consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

198. Group Study in Medical Microbiology (1-5)

Prerequisite: upper division standing and consent of instructor. Directed reading and discussion and/or laboratory investigation on selected topics. (P/NP grading only.)

199. Research in Medical Microbiology (1-5)

Prerequisite: upper division standing and consent of instructor. Individual research. (P/NP grading only.)

Graduate

200D. Mechanisms for Microbial Interactions with Hosts (3)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours. Prerequisite: Microbiology 200A or consent of instructor. Study of mechanisms involved in microbial interactions within a host environment. The following principles are basic to understanding these interactions: host recognition, invasion, competition and growth, and host defense.—W. (W.) 

210A. Critical Analysis of Contemporary Research on Animal Models of Human (1)

Lecture/discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite): students funded by the Animal Models of Infectious Diseases Training Grant; consent of instructor. Limited enrollment. Topics will include diverse vertebrate and invertebrate models of human infectious diseases.May be repeated for credit. Offered in alternate years. (S/U grading only.)—W. Bevins, Solnick

210B. Comparative Analysis of Animal Models of Human Infectious Diseases (1)

Lecture/discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite): students funded by the Animal Models of Infectious Diseases Training Grant; others by consent of instructor. Limited enrollment. Compares the major vertebrate and invertebrate animal models that are used most commonly to study human infectious disease, including mouse, nonhuman primate, Caenorhabditis elegans, and drosophila. May be repeated for credit. Offered in alternate years. (S/U grading only.)— W. Bevins, Solnick

215. Medical Parasitology (3)

Lecture—1.5 hours; discussion—1.5 hours. Prerequisite: graduate student with consent of instructor. Epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnostic methods and current literature discussion of protozoa, helminths and arthropods of medical importance. Offered in alternate years.—S. Luckhart

280. The Endogenous Microbiota in Health and Disease (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Recent insights into the microbial communities inhabiting mucosal surfaces, and will discuss how the composition of these communities contributes to normal development, metabolism, education of the immune system, and disease susceptibility.—S. (S.) Baumler, Dandekar, Tsolis

291. Seminar in Microbiology and Immunology (1)

Seminar—1 hour. Restricted to students with upper division or graduate standing. Research seminars on current topics in microbiology and immunology. May be repeated for credit if topic differs. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) Sankaran, Torres

298. Group Study in Medical Microbiology and Immunology (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor; open to graduate students. Directed reading and discussion and/or laboratory investigation on selected topics. (Sections 1, 2, 4, 5: S/U grading only.)

299. Research (1-12)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor; open to graduate students. Laboratory investigation contributing to the dissertation for a graduate degree. (S/U grading only.)

Professional

410. Physician Scientist Molecular Medicine Journal Club (1)

Lecture—1 hour. Weekly seminars by students on research articles in current literature. Topics/articles to be selected by instructors to include a broad range of frontiers in biomedical literature. May be repeated for credit. (H/P/F grading only.)—F. (F.) Bevins

430. Medical Mycology (2)

Lecture—2 hours. Prerequisite: a course in pathogenic microbiology and consent of instructor. Various aspects of pathogenic fungi, particularly affecting humans, will be discussed including epidemiology, pathogenesis and pathology, diagnosis and therapy. Offered in alternate years. (Same course as 130.) (H/P/F grading only.)— W. Pappagianis

480A. Medical Immunology (2.5)

Lecture—2 hours; laboratory/discussion—0.5 hours. Restricted to Medical students only. Helping to understand the immune system, the nomenclature and functional significance of the tissues, cells, proteins and genes of the immune system, as well as the normal regulatory mechanisms and pathologic outcomes related to the immune response. (P/F grading only; deferred grading only, Hartigan-O'Conner, Shacklett, Torres, Teuber

480B. Medical Microbiology (5.5)

Lecture—2.75 hours; laboratory/discussion—1 hour. Restricted to Medical students only. Discussion of the diseases caused by infectious agents includes their pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatment epidemiology and prevention. Covers the general properties of and diagnostic techniques for bacteria, fungi and viruses. (P/F grading only; deferred grading only, pending completion of sequence.)—S. (S.)  Luckhart, Mudryj, Tsolis

497T. Tutoring in Medical Microbiology (1-5)

Tutoring—3-15 hours. Prerequisite: appropriate preparation in subject matter and consent of instructor. Assist instructor by tutoring medical students in one of the departmental courses that is a component of the required curriculum of the School of Medicine. (H/P/F grading only.)

498. Group Study in Medical Microbiology and Immunology (1-5)

Prerequisite: medical students with consent of instructor. Directed reading and discussion and/or laboratory investigation on selected topics. (H/P/F grading only.)

499. Research (1-12)

Prerequisite: medical students with consent of instructor. (H/P/F grading only.)

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