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Courses

Microbiology and Immunology

5301. Microbial Physiology and Genetics   (2 s.h.)

This lecture course includes the nature and structure of microorganisms, microbial physiology, biosynthesis of macromolecules, microbial growth, and microbial and molecular genetics.

5302. Fundamentals of Immunology   (2 s.h.)

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

This lecture course emphasizes the fundamental principles of molecular and cellular immunobiology and immunochemistry.

5351. Cellular and Molecular Basis of Host-Pathogen Interactions   (3 s.h.)

This course is an introduction to the cellular and molecular basis for pathogenesis and host defense mechanisms. Selected microorganisms are covered as models of experimental infectious diseases. Examples are drawn from all major groups of pathogens, including bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and viruses. This is a core course required for all Microbiology and Immunology graduate students.

8300. Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Student Seminar   (1 s.h.)

In this course, graduate students present before the Department. Two semester hours are required for M.S. students and four semester hours for Ph.D. students in Microbiology. This course is required for all Microbiology and Immunology graduate students.

8309. Presentation of Scientific Information   (1 s.h.)

Presentation of scientific information is discussed in conference. Students learn to give and to critique scientific presentation. This course is required for all Microbiology and Immunology graduate students.

8310-8350. Microbiology Graduate Seminar   (1 s.h.)

In this course, graduate students present before the Department. Two semester hours are required for M.S. students and four semester hours for Ph.D. students in Microbiology. This course is required for all Microbiology and Immunology graduate students.

8351. Molecular Approaches to Research   (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: M&I 3006 or permission of instructor.

This course offers an in-depth analysis of recombinant DNA technology and its application to basic problems of biology; limitations of the methodologies; the role of classical microbiology, virology, nucleic acid chemistry, and biochemistry in the development of the methodologies; and vectors, cloning, blotting, sequencing, and others. This is a core course required for all Microbiology and Immunology graduate students.

8360. Infectious Process Seminar   (1 s.h.)

Prerequisite: M&I 9303 or equivalent or permission of instructor.

Student presentations and discussions of selected topics from current literature in the area of infection and host defenses are undertaken in this course.

9301. Comprehensive Immunology   (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: M&I 5006 or permission of instructor.

This is a comprehensive lecture course on advanced molecular and cellular immunology. It is required for all Microbiology and Immunology graduate students.

9302. Growth and Control   (1 s.h.)
Prerequisite: M&I 5006 or permission of instructor.

This lecture and conference course is focused on the analysis of cell growth and its control through molecular mechanisms.

9303. The Infectious Process   (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: M&I 5006, M&I 5351, or permission of instructor.

This lecture and conference course deals with molecular mechanisms of microbial pathogenesis and host response. It covers microbial toxins and their action, microbe-phagocyte interactions with PMNs and macrophages, the genetic basis of host resistance, and microbial products as regulators of the immune response.

9304. Microbial Genetics   (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: M&I 5006 or permission of instructor.

This lecture and conference course emphasizes analysis of the regulation of gene expression in simple and complex systems.

9305. Molecular Immunology   (2 s.h.)
Prerequisite: M&I 5006 or permission of instructor.

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 are undertaken in this course.

9306. Neuroimmunopharmacology   (2 s.h.)

This interdisciplinary course explores pathways, receptors, and mediation connecting the neural and immune systems.

9307. Virology   (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: M&I 5351 or permission of instructor.

This lecture and conference course emphasizes recent advances in acute and chronic viral infections, including malignancy.

9310. Topics in Clinical Immunology   (1 s.h.)
Prerequisite: M&I 5006 or permission of instructor.

Lectures, student presentations, and discussions of selected topics of advanced areas of human immunology are undertaken in this course.

9312. Critique of Scientific Information   (1 s.h.)

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

9391. Research in Microbiology and Immunology   (1-9 s.h.)

This research course it taken by students prior to taking the Preliminary Examination.

9991. Research   (1-6 s.h.)

This one-semester research course is for students who have taken and passed the Preliminary Examination, but have not had a Dissertation Proposal approved and have not been elevated to candidacy.

9996. Master's Thesis   (1-9 s.h.)

Registration for this course occurs in the semester in which the student will defend a Master’s Thesis. Registration is mandatory in accordance with the Policies and Procedures of the University.

9998. Post-Candidacy Research   (1-6 s.h.)

This research course is for students who have passed the Preliminary Examination and have had both their Dissertation Proposal and Candidacy approved.

9999. Dissertation Writing   (1-6 s.h.)

Registration for this course occurs in the semester in which the student will defend the Dissertation.  Registration is mandatory in accordance with the Policies and Procedures of the University.

 

Updated 12.11.09