Comprehensive study of non-bacterial pathogenic microorganisms and their disease states in humans. Includes medical mycology, parasitology and virology. Prerequisites: MMG 065 or MMG 101.
Prereqs enforced by the system: MMG 065 or MMG 101
This course is designed to be a comprehensive study of non-bacterial pathogenic microorganisms and their disease states in humans. Includes medical mycology, parasitology and virology. Course instruction will focus on understanding the biology of these organisms and learning about evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases caused by these pathogens. This course is also approved for graduate credit and may enroll both undergraduate and graduate students simultaneously. In addition to meeting the standard course objectives, graduate students will be expected to demonstrate higher-order content mastery through more advanced assessment tools (exams, assignments, etc.) than those used for undergraduate students.
Undergraduate Course Objectives: By the end of the semester, undergraduate students should be able to: 1. Articulate and explain the key concepts in the fields of clinical parasitology, mycology and virology. 2. Compare and contrast the distinct aspects of the studied classes of pathogens in terms of disease pathogenesis, epidemiology, clinical diagnostic practices, and treatment. 3. Recognize and describe the unique characteristics of parasite, fungal, and viral infections. 4. Demonstrate knowledge of the similarities and differences between clinical diagnostic practices and treatment of the different pathogen classes. 7. Use pathogen life cycle information to infer likely diagnostic and treatment targets. 9. Understand the interplay between disease pathogenesis and the immune system. 10. Evaluate and critque clinical diagnostic and treatment practices for different types of infection. 11. Evaluate and assess clinical case studies from the field. 12. Design theoretical diagnostic and treatment modalities for hypothetical pathogen outbreaks and apply this process to analysis of current practices in the clinical setting.
Undergraduate Grading The grading breakdown for the undergraduate course is as follows: 3 Unit Exams 20% each, 60% of Final Course Grade Cumulative Final Exam – 15% of Final Course Grade Take-home Assignments – 10% Presentation – 10% Participation – 5% Graduate Grading The grading breakdown for the graduate course is as follows: 3 Unit Exams 20% each, 60% of Final Course Grade Cumulative Final Exam – 20% of Final Course Grade Pathogen Research Paper – 15% Participation – 5%
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