Infection and Immunity

Infection and Immunity
Principles of infectious organisms (principally bacteria and viruses), the diseases they cause, and the role of host immune responses in health and disease.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring
 ProgramsContaining MMBIO 261
Course Outcomes

Immune System

Understand foundational information about viruses, bacteria and the immune system by studying and reflecting on the topic.
• Relates to Microbiology and Molecular Biology Program Learning Outcome: "Exhibit mastery of four of the following six principal
areas of the discipline” three of which are medical microbiology, virology, and immunology; and to prepare the student for “further
education and/or employment in teaching, basic research, or the health professions.”

Scientific Communication

Engage in discussions about virology, immunology, and medical microbiology concepts and research to become confident in discussingthese topics in writing or speech.
• Relates to Microbiology and Molecular Biology Program Learning Outcome: “Communicate scientific information using both oral and written methods.”

Immune Defense

Expand the student's understanding microbial invaders and their pathogenic mechanisms and acknowledge the miracle of immunedefense. Develop good study habits through participation in group study sessions.
• Relates to Program Learning Outcome: “Reflect/discuss/explore how faith in the Lord and Christ-like living are affected by an
understanding of fundamental biological processes.” As well as develop a “commitment to professional integrity and ethical behavior
consistent with the mission of the university and accepted standards of professional conduct.”