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Microbiology, Immunology, and Basis for Immuno-therapeutics

MCB 5252 Microbiology, Immunology, and Basis for Immuno-therapeutics

Credits: 4
Tuition: $2,140

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  1. Study the microbial structure and function with regards to their role in pathogenesis and infection.
  2. Mechanism of microbial pathogenesis: virulence factors, pathology, transmission, etc.
  3. Selected diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoans are discussed
  4. The role of immune system in defending the host against infectious diseases and what happens when it breaks down will be examined. Topics discussed include: innate and acquired immunity, the role of cytokines, hypersensitivity, Immunodeficiency, autoimmune diseases, vaccines and the role of immune-therapeutics
  5. General therapeutic principles and mechanisms of bacterial resistance to anti-microbial drugs will be covered. The discussion regarding anti-microbial agents will include: class, mode of action of anti-microbial agents. The relationship between structure and function and its role in rise of antibiotic-resistant strains will be discussed.

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