BIOMS 6150

BIOMS 6150

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

Course introduces the immune system and key concepts in immunology. Focuses on the human system and medically relevant pathogens and immunization. Course delves into the cell biology of signaling, genetic recombination & gene expression. Students will learn how immune cells develop, communicate and carry out immune responses. Students will learn how vaccines work and use clinical cases to apply knowledge of immune concepts. Course ends with a brief survey of immune-mediated diseases, cancer immunology and immunotherapies, topics that are covered in more detail in BIOMS 4170 in spring.

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: graduate students.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Highly recommend prerequisite: basic courses in microbiology, genetics, and cell biology.

Comments Undergraduates register for 4150 ; graduate students register for 6150. Recommended for those planning to pursue careers in health-related fields, graduate or veterinary studies or those interested in how the body defends itself against diverse threats.

  • State the purpose of the immune system & typical threats that it addresses.
  • Relate the functions of cells, mediators & tissues involved in immune responses.
  • Recount how extraordinarily diverse lymphocytes & antibodies meet evolving threats.
  • Describe protective immune responses against pathogens in different tissues.
  • Apply key immune concepts to clinical cases of immune deficiency.
  • Explain how vaccines and monoclonal antibody therapies work.
  • Practice science literacy skills on the topics of immunization and public health.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: BIOMS 4150

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 11469 BIOMS 6150   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to: graduate students. This course will introduce students to the immune system, focusing on the human system. Students will learn principles of immune cell development and communication. The course will delve in some detail into the molecular mechanisms underlying how the immune system senses and responds to threats. The course will focus on defense against medically relevant microbes. The course will culminate in teaching how immunization works. There will be a brief survey of immune deficiency and immune-based diseases, topics which are offered in greater depth in another course. This 6000-level course will also introduce students to commonly used experimental methods and experiments that shape the continually evolving theory of how the immune system works.