Introduction To Microbiology & Immunology

Course Number: 
Graduate Education
Quarter Hours: 
4 Quarter Hours
Course Description: 
This introductory course provides a basis of fundamental concepts in immunology and microbiology. The immunology section covers the structure and function of the immune system, including the components of the innate and adaptive immune systems, with an emphasis on the host response to pathogens as well as diseases associated with misdirected immune reactions. The microbiology portion of the course teaches the basic biology of bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic agents and highlights the importance of microbes in health and disease. The epidemiology, host response, virulence properties, and laboratory characteristics of several important agents in each category are discussed as are concepts of disease prevention and antimicrobial therapy.