Undergraduate Courses

MMI 130: Medical Mycology (2) - Winter
Dr. Pappagianis
Lecture - 2 hours.
Prerequisite: a course in pathogenic microbiology and consent of instructor. Various aspects of pathogenic fungi, particularly affecting humans, will be discussed including epidemiology, pathogenesis and pathology, diagnosis and therapy. Offered in alternate years. (Same course as 430).

 

IDI 141: Major Epidemics of Human Infectious Diseases (1) - Fall
Dr. Dandekar
Lecture - 1 hour.
Course integrates information on biological and molecular nature of the causative organism, modern diagnostics, treatment and prevention strategies, and the role of infectious diseases in contemporary society and throughout human history. (P/NP grading only)

 

MMI 188: Human Immunology (3) - Spring
Dr. Torres
Lecture - 3 hours.
Human immune system and mechanisms of immunity. Basic components and function of immune system. Molecular basis of immune response; basic cellular and molecular mechanisms. Interactions between cells of immune system producing immune responses; regulating molecules.

 

MMI 192: Internship in Medical Microbiology (1-12) - Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
The Faculty (Chair in charge)
Internship; final report.
Prerequisite: upper division standing; approval of project prior to period of internship. Supervised work experience in medical microbiology and related fields. (P/NP grading only).

 

MMI 198: Group Study in Medical Microbiology (1-5) - Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
The Faculty (Chair in charge)
Prerequisite: upper division standing and consent of instructor. Directed reading and discussion and/or laboratory investigation of selected topics. (P/NP grading only).

 

MMI 199: Research in Medical Microbiology (1-5) - Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
The Faculty (Chair in charge)

Graduate Courses

MMI 200D: Mechanisms for Microbial Interactions with Hosts (3) - Winter
Dr. Bäumler
Lecture/Discussion -3 hours.
Prerequisite: Microbiology 200A or consent of instructor. Study of mechanisms involved in microbial interactions within a host environment. The following principles are basic to understanding these interactions: host recognition, invasion, competition and growth, and host defense.

 

MMI 210A: Contemporary Animal Models of Human Infectious Diseases
Lecture/discussion—1 hour.
Prerequisite: students funded by the Animal Models of Infectious Diseases Training Grant; others by consent of instructors. Topics will include diverse vertebrate and invertebrate models of human infectious diseases. Presentations by faculty and students will highlight advantages and limitations of each model. An in-depth discussion of selected research articles in the current literature will illustrate state-of-the-art use of these animal models. Limited enrollment. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only). Offered winter quarter in even numbered years. Solnick and Bevins co-IORs.

 

MMI 210B: Critical Analysis of Contemporary Research on Animal Models of Human Infectious Disease
Participatory Seminar—1 hour.
Prerequisite: students funded by the Animal Models of Infectious Diseases Training Grant; others by consent of instructors. Topics/articles will include a broad range of frontiers in animal models of human infectious diseases. Research articles in current literature will serve to guide in depth discussions of experimental approaches, technical aspects of experimental techniques, data interpretation, and other relevant aspects of each topic. Limited enrollment. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only). Offered winter quarter in odd numbered years. Solnick and Bevins co-IORs.

 

MMI 220: Current Concepts in Bacterial Ultrastructure (2) - Spring
The Faculty
Discussion - 2 hours; student presentations; term paper.
Prerequisite: Microbiology 105 or consent of instructor. Critical evaluation of current literature dealing with all aspects of bacterial ultrastructure. Discussion of selected and assigned reading and formal student presentations of assigned topics

 

MMI 280: The endogenous microbiota in health and disease (3) - Spring (even years/alternate)
Dr. Bäumler, Dr. Dandekar, Dr. Tsolis
Lecture—3 hours.
Prerequisite: graduate standing. This course will present recent insights into the microbial communities inhabiting mucosal surfaces, and will discuss how the composition of these communities contributes to normal development, metabolism, lifespan, education of the immune system, and disease susceptibility. Course is offered in alternate years in Spring quarter (even).

 

MMI 291: Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series (1) - Fall, Winter, Spring
Research seminars on current topics in microbiology and immunology.

 

MMI 298: Group Study in Medical Microbiology and Immunology (1-5) - Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
The Faculty (Chair in charge)
Prerequisite: consent of instructor, open to graduate students. Directed reading and discussion and/or laboratory investigation on selected topics. (Sections 1, 2, 4, 5: S/U grading only).

 

MMI 299: Research (1-12) - Fall, Winter, Spring
The Faculty (Chair in charge)
Prerequisite: consent of instructor; open to graduate students. Laboratory investigation contributing to the dissertation for a graduate degree. (S/U grading only).

Professional Courses (Medical Students)

MMI 420: Current Concepts in Bacterial Ultrastructure (2) - Spring
The Faculty
Discussion - 2 hours; formal presentation or term paper.
Prerequisite: medical students with consent of instructor. Evaluation of current status of bacterial ultrastructure with an emphasis on host-parasite interactions through discussions and assigned readings. (S/U grading only).

 

MMI 430: Medical Mycology (2) - Winter
Dr. Pappagianis
Lecture - 2 hours.
Prerequisite: a course in pathogenic microbiology and consent of instructor. Various aspects of pathogenic fungi, particularly affecting humans, will be discussed including epidemiology, pathogenesis and pathology, diagnosis and therapy. Offered in alternate years. (Same course as 130.)

 

MMI 480A: Medical Immunology (2.5) - Spring
Dr. Torres/Dr. Shacklett/Dr. Hartigan-O’Connor
Lecture - 7 hours (four weeks only).
Prerequisite: approval by Committee on Student Evaluation and Promotion. Presents the structure and function of the molecules, cells, and tissues involved in immunity and their interactions in health and disease.

 

MMI 480B: Pathogenic Microbiology (5.5) - Spring
Dr. Mudryj/Dr. Sankaran
Lecture - 27 hours and 31 hours of interactive learning in 7 weeks.
Prerequisite: approval by Committee on Student Progress. The biology of pathogenic microorganisms with emphasis on their role in human disease.

 

MMI 497T: Tutoring in Medical Microbiology (1-5) - Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
The Faculty
Tutoring - 3-15 hours.
Prerequisite: appropriate preparation in subject matter and consent of instructor. Assist instructor by tutoring medical students in one of the departmental courses that is a component of the required curriculum of the School of Medicine. (S/U grading only).

 

MMI 498: Group Study in Medical Microbiology and Immunology (1-5) - Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
The Faculty
Prerequisite: medical students with consent of instructor. Directed reading and discussion and/or laboratory investigation on selected topics. (S/U grading only).

 

MMI 499: Research (1-12) - Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
The Faculty
Prerequisite: medical students with consent of instructor. (S/U grading only).

 

*Course offered in alternate years