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Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology

Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology

MMI Courses

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 Immune System (3) - Winter
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 (Charge in charge)

GRADUATE COURSES

MMI 200D: Mechanisms for Microbial Interactions with Hosts (3) - Winter
Dr. Baumler

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 210: Journal Seminar (1)  - Fall
Dr. Bevins

MMI 215: Medical Parasitology (3) - Spring
Dr. Luckhart

Graduate-level study of the basic biology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and epidemiology of major parasitic protists and helminths. Topics will include molecular and cellular aspects of pathogenesis and epidemiology. The course will present a balance of didactic lectures and analysis and review of contemporary literature in parasitology through student-led discussions and presentations.

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: Molecular Pathobiology for Diagnosis and Therapy of Human & Animal Diseases (3) - Spring
Dr. Dandekar/Dr. Tsolis

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Presentation of molecular pathobiology of human and animal viruses. Emphasis on molecular diagnostics at cellular/tissue level, and therapy including vaccines and gene transfer using recombinant DNA technology. Offered in alternate years.

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

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 (3.5) - Fall
The Faculty

Lecture - 7 hours (for 9 weeks); laboratory - 20 hours per quarter. Prerequisite: approval by Committee on Student Evaluation and Promotion. The biology of pathogenic microorganisms with emphasis on their role in human disease.

MMI 480C: Pathogenic Microbiology: (2) - Fall
Dr. Dandekar/Dr. Mudryj

Lecture. Prerequisite: approval by Committee on Student Evaluation and Promotion. 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