MCB 5252 Microbiology, Immunology, and Basis for Immuno-therapeutics
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- Study the microbial structure and function with regards to their role in pathogenesis and infection.
- Mechanism of microbial pathogenesis: virulence factors, pathology, transmission, etc.
- Selected diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoans are discussed
- 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
- 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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