Graduate Catalog

SPM-623 MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY I

Comprehensive study of medical immunology, medical virology and medical parasitology. Topics in immunology include components of innate and adaptive immunity; immunogenetics and antigen receptor molecules; antigen recognition, presentation, and cellular communication; immunologic tolerance and regulation; complement; the role of immunity in defenses and disease; and immunological techniques. The remainder of the course introduced a survey of pathogens which, at times, afflict human populations. This portion of the course focuses on physical and biochemical characteristics; replication and growth; identification, pathogenicity; modes of transmission; and major diseases. Chemotherapeutic agents are also discussed, including modes of action and specific mechanisms of resistance. Prerequisites: SPM 527, SPM 528, SPM 550, SPM 590

Credits

2

Prerequisite

Take GMS-527 GMS-528

Distribution

Podiatric Medicine