PATH 8280: Clinical Immunology and Immunopathology

PATH 8280 provides students with an introduction to clinical conditions caused by aberrant performance of the immune system, including their clinical presentations and consequences. Students will appreciate the pathological and immune dysfunction responsible for each disease and important areas of contemporary immune research that address critical components of each disease’s pathogenesis. Discussion centers on contemporary immune research that address critical components of each disease’s pathogenesis using current literature. Students will propose, delineate, and critique a focused research plan. Prerequisites: MICR 8200: Building Blocks of the Immune System, and MICR 8202: Integration and Diversification of the Immune System or equivalent and permission of the instructor. This course meets twice a week for 1.5 hours for half a semester.