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Courses Archive 2003 - 2005

Microbiology and Immunology

0403. Presentation of Scientific Information (1 s.h)

Presentation of scientific information is discussed in conference. Students learn to give and to critique scientific presentation. Required for all microbiology and immunology graduate students.

0404 - 0410. Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Student Seminar (1 s.h)

Graduate students present before the Department. Two semester hours are required for M.S. students and 4 semester hours for Ph.D. students.

0413. Microbial Physiology and Genetics (2 s.h)

Lecture course which includes nature and structure of microorganisms; microbial physiology, biosynthesis of macromolecules, microbial growth, microbial and molecular genetics. A core course.

0415. Fundamentals of Immunology (2 s.h)

Lecture course which emphasizes the fundamental principles of molecular and cellular immunobiology and immunochemistry. A core course.

0433. Cellular and Molecular Basis of Host-Pathogen Interactions (3 s.h)

An introduction to the cellular and molecular basis for pathogenesis and host defense mechanisms. Selected microorganisms will be covered as models of experimental infectious diseases. Examples will be drawn from all major groups of pathogens, including bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses. A core course.

0505. Topics in Clinical Immunology (1 s.h)

Prerequisite: 0415 or permission of course director

This course deals with the molecular basis of important immunological disease states. Topics will include discussions among the following, tumor immunology, organ transplantation, demyelinating diseases, autoimmune diseases, intracellular pathogens, and gene therapy.

0506. Virology (3 s.h)

Prerequisite: Microbiology and Immunology 433

Lecture and conference course with emphasis on recent advances in acute and chronic viral infections including malignancy.

0508. Microbial Genetics (3 s.h)

Prerequisite: Microbiology and Immunology 413 or equivalent

Lecture and conference course which empasizes analysis of the regulation of gene expression in simple and complex systems.

0513. Growth and Control (1 s.h)

Prerequisite: Permission of Course Director

The vascular endothelium and cell adhesion molecules in immunology

0515. Critique of Scientific Information (1 s.h)

This course is designed to teach graduate students to critically evaluate scientific publications. The students will be given scientific articles and asked to evaluate the data.

0516. The Infectious Process (3 s.h)

Prerequisite: Microbiology and Immunology 433 and 415

Lecture and conference course dealing with molecular mechanisms of microbial pathogenesis and host response. Microbial toxins and their action, microbe-phagocyte interactions with PMNs and macrophages, genetic basis of host resistance, microbial products as regulators of the immune response.

0520. Recombinant DNA Techniques in Molecular Biology (3 s.h)

Prerequisite: Microbiology and Immunology 413

An in-depth analysis of recombinant DNA technology and its application to basic problems of biology; limitations of the methodologies; role of classical microbiology, virology, nucleic acid chemistry and biochemistry in the development of the methodologies; vectors, cloning, blotting, sequencing, etc.

0545. Comprehensive Immunology (3 s.h)

Prerequisite: Microbiology and Immunology 415

Comprehensive lecture course on advanced molecular and cellular immunology. A core course.

0546. Molecular Immunology (2 s.h)

Prerequisite: Microbiology 415 or 417

Lectures, student presentations and discussions of topics in molecular immunology, including T-cell receptors, tumor antigens, structure, organization and rearrangement of immunoglobulin genes, signal transduction and cytokines.

0899. Post-Candidacy Research (1-6 s.h)


0933. Master's Thesis (1-9 s.h)

0997. Research in Microbiology and Immunology (variablecredit s.h)

0998. Research in Microbiology and Immunology (variablecredit s.h)

0999. Ph.D. Dissertation (1-6 s.h)