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|MCMP 422 - Introduction to the Immune System and Applications to Immunologic and Genetic Therapies|
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|MCMP 422 - Introduction to the Immune System and Applications to Immunologic and Genetic Therapies
Information current as of 6:21 PM on April 25, 2017.
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Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: BIOL 221, MCMP 304
Corequisites: MCMP 305
Syllabus: click here
This course exposes students to the basic principles of immunology, teaches students to use those principles to understand the cause of immunological disease and the basis of immunoprophylaxis and immunotherapy, and provides students with sufficient information to understand the principles and challenges of gene therapy and the application of genomics to future drug development.Instructor's description:
The objectives of Immunology (MCMP 422) are to expose the student to the basic principles of immunology and to enable the student to use those principles to understand how the immune system combats infections, the causes of immunological diseases and the basis of immunoprophylaxis and immunotherapy. These objectives will be achieved through class lectures and out of class reading assignments. The student will be expected to understand basic immunological concepts and to apply this knowledge to solving problems involving the integration of the various components of the immune system. The integrity of the immune system is essential to human health and many drugs either directly or indirectly target immune cells. In addition, drugs are often used to manipulate the immune system to suppress or enhance its function. It is, therefore, essential for the pharmacist to understand the basis of immunology and the consequences of either suppressing or enhancing immune function.
Course Coordinator: Robert L. Geahlen
Instructors: Robert L. Geahlen, Tony R. Hazbun
Supporting Staff: Barbara A. (Barb) Mullenberg
Teaching Assistant: Chen Chen