MBIM - Microblgy & Immunology (MBIM)
Cutting-edge topics in immunology. Pass-Fail grading.
Immune system components, their functions and interactions. Immune system dysregulation and consequences as related to health and disease. Consideration of current topics of interest in immunology. Four lecture hours per week.
Exercises and experiments on isolation, purification, and characterization of antibodies, lymphocytes, and macrophages and their involvement in immunologic reactions and interactions. Two three-hour laboratories per week.
Introduction of topics and discussion of cutting-edge research in the area of biologically-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine with special emphasis on immunological aspects of treatment and prevention of disease.
Fundamental and clinical principles of microbiology and immunology as they relate to bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Major areas include immune system (organismic, cellular, and molecular levels), host-parasite interactions and infectious diseases (morphology, biology, and epidemiology). Lectures, conferences, and laboratories. Equivalent to MBIM 650 except there are no labs. Conferences devoted to literature reviews in basic microbiology and immunology.
Concepts and molecular mechanisms of programmed cell death (PCD) or apoptosis, gene therapy, stem cells, and cell signaling.
Description of bacterial structure and metabolism. How infectious agents cause disease, are identified and treated with chemotherapeutic agents. Comparison of diversity of host-pathogen interactions.
Description of viral structure, chemical composition, and replication; new concepts of the role of viruses in genetics, immunity, and cancer, as well as in acute and chronic infections. Three lecture hours per week.
An intensive consideration of topics of current interest in microbiology and immunology. Course content varies by subject and title, but may not be repeated.
A non-thesis course to provide training in laboratory techniques in specific areas of microbiology and immunology.
Provides graduate students with an opportunity to develop their own course work in conjunction with the instruction. Contract approved by Instructor, Advisor and Department Chair or Graduate Director.