This two-credit course has been designed to provide students with an understanding of the major principles and mechanisms underlying the various aspects of the immune system, including tissues, cells, and soluble molecules. There is an emphasis on the interaction between innate and acquired immunity in response to inflammation and infection by different groups of pathogens. Clinically relevant topics are also emphasized. In addition to classroom instruction, students must do extensive literature research on a particular topic and submit a 20-page essay on this topic. Classroom instruction is completed with medical students enrolled in Medical Immunology.
MICR 828: General Immunology