Immunology, Microbiology, and Pathology

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IN754.0 - Immunology, Microbiology, and Pathology (March - June)

Course Description

This course will cover the major groups of microorganisms, the host Immune response, and how the race between the immune response and replication and spread of a microbe can lead to clearance of the microbe or infectious disease. Students should gain an understanding of:

  1. the concepts of microbial structure, replication or growth, and pathogenicity;
  2. mechanisms of microbial diseases; and
  3.  the normal and abnormal functions of the immune system.

Opportunities Available

  • Tutor: Meets with 8 students 2-3 times per week for 1.5 hours to facilitate case discussion.
  • Microbiology Lab Instructors (must have experience teaching medical Microbiology): Meets with 8 students 2-3 times per week for 2 hours to teach lab exercises.
  • Miniconference Leaders (must have background in immunology or infectious diseases): Meets with 30 students, 1 -3 times per week for 1.5 hours to lead case-based discussion.

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