Medical Microbiology & Immunology

Medical Microbiology & Immunology

Graduate Level

MIC 543 - Essentials of Immunology
Lecture course covering the major areas of contemporary immunology including host resistance to infection, the chemistry of antigens and physiology of the immunoe system, immunogenetics and transplantation immunology, immunological techniques, tumor immunology, and immunopathology.

MIC 617 - Molecular Biology
Contemporary concepts and techniques in molacular biology including gene structure, coding, regulation, protein synthesis, mutation, recombination, recombinant DNA technology and transposable elements.

MIC 619 - Molecular Biology Laboratory
Demonstration of laboratory techniques related to molecular biology.

MIC 721 - Foundations of Microbiology
Lecture course that emphasizes 1) the foundations of general bacteriology and virology, 2) microorganisms of medical importance and the disease, 3) antimicrobial, and 4) scientific logic for critical analysis of original research in the field. A required course for graduate students in the program

MIC 727 - Methods in Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Study of modern methods of bioinstrumentation as related to medical microbiology. Laboratory and group discussion dealing with the assay of bacterial components and bioactive products.

MIC 733 - Mechanisms of Microbial Pathogenicity
Lectures, seminars, literature review, and group discussion concerning mechanisms by which microorganisms produce disease.

MIC 735 - Diagnostic Microbiology
Lectures, student presentations, and laboratory rotations dealing with the selection, development, and accuracy of clinical microbiology laboratory methods and procedures for the diagnosis of infectious diseases and performance of antimicrobial susceptibility testing.

MIC 737 - Recent Developments in Immunopharmacology
The antigen-antibody reaction with its effects on the mast cell, the release of chemical mediators, and the effect of these mediators on various tissue functions both in vitro and in vivo. The various therapeutic agents and mechanisms that influence these reactions.

MIC 739 - Bacterial Physiology
Study of molecular and sub-cellular processes in microorganisms. Includes molecular structure and function, cell division, synthesis of macromolecules, and metabolism.

MIC 745 Cellular and Molecular Immunology
This course will focus on the basic and clinical aspects of cellular and molecular immunology. 2 R&L arr. P: MIC 740 or IC.

MIC 747 Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Transmembrane Signaling 
Detailed analysis of how an external signal is transduced into a sell language resulting in a response. Intracellular pathways involved in signal transduction will be examined.
Discussions on various cell proteins and cross-talk among intracellular signal transduction
pathways. P: MIC 617 or IC.

MIC 746 - Advanced Immunology
Lectures and conferences providing a coordinated and detailed account of current immunology at an advanced level. Students will be expected to familiarize themselves with the original literature, and emphasis will be given to the more rapidly progressing areas.

MIC 749 - General Virology
Study of the physical, chemical, and biological properties of viruses. Selected topics will include such areas of investigation as cultivation and identification, replication, host-virus interactions, interference, and viral oncogenesis.

MIC 753 - Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Chemistry, pharmacology, and biology of antibiotic substances and their use in therapy of infectious diseases.

MIC 754 - Clinical Infectious Disease
Clinical, diagnostic and pathogenic aspects of infectious diseases taught in the hospital setting. Students participate in ward rounds, seminars, discussions and lectures. Problem-solving techniques involving use of clinical and laboratory evidence.

MIC 790 Current Topics in Medical Microbiology and Immunology 
Lectures and literature discussion covering recent advances in the fields of microbiology, immunology, and virology, with roughly a third of the course devoted to each field of study
This course is graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. P: MIC 541, MIC 617.

MIC 791 - Department Seminar and Teaching
The student is required to register each semester of residence. The maximum credit applicable toward a degree is two for the M.S.; six for the Ph.D.

MIC 793 - Directed Independent Readings: Selected Topics in Medical Microbiology
Conferences and reading assignments providing an opportunity for in-depth study of recent developments and associate problems in carefully selected and highly specialized areas of medical microbiology.

MIC 797 - Directed Independent Research
Investigative work on selected subject. (Non-thesis research optional).

MIC 799 - Master's Thesis
Research, under departmental supervision, in connection with the preparation of the Master's thesis. Student must register for this course in any term when engaged in formal preparation of the Master's thesis; however, six credit hours are the maximum applicable toward the degree.

MIC 893 - Directed Independent Readings: Selected Advanced Topics in Medical Microbiology
Advanced investigative work on a selected subject.

MIC 897 - Directed Independent Research
Investigative work on a selected subject.

MIC 899 - Doctoral Dissertation
Research, under departmental supervision, in connection with the preparation of the doctoral dissertation. Student must register for this course in any term when engaged in formal preparation of the doctoral dissertation; however, twenty credit hours are the maximum applicable toward the degree.


Professional Schools

IDC 107 - General Microbiology (School of Medicine)
Microbial cell structure and function, bacterial genetics and regulation, viral structure and multiplication genetics, basic concepts of pathogenesis. (first 6 weeks of second semester)

IDC 109 - Host Defense (School of Medicine)
Antigen recognition, development of B & T cells, constitutive host defenses, immunopathology, inflammation, transplantation, allergy, and tumor immunology. (first 6 weeks fo second semester)

IDC 223 - Infectious Disease (School of Medicine)
A study building upon IDC 107 exploring the clinical application of microbiology and immunology principles in the development, persistence, and spread of infectious disease as well as chemotherapeutic approaches to prevention and treatment.

MIC 141 - Microbiology (School of Nursing)
An introductory course, consisting of lectures, study groups, and computerized self-instruction, designed to provide nursing students with a basic knowledge of medical microbiology and immunology.

MIC 541 - Microbiology (School of Pharmacy)
An introduction to the field of medical microbiology and immunology for pharmacy students. Lectures focus on (1) the foundations of general bacteriology and virology, (2) antibacterial therapy and mechanisms of antibacterial resistance, (3) infectious diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites, and (4) the host defenses against these microorganisms.

ORB 211 - Oral Microbiology (School of Dentistry)
Microbiology and immunology related to dentistry. Normal flora, host defenses, diseases, microorganisms, and antimicrobial chemotherapy.