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USA Undergraduate/Graduate Bulletin 2014-2015


MIC 530 Microbes and Host Defense 3 cr

This course presents the fundamental aspects of microbiology including morphology, metabolism of microorganisms, the basic principles of the use of antibiotics and chemotherapeutic agents, microbial genetics, virology, and medical microbial ecology. The principles of immunology and infection in relation to clinical disease are discussed with special emphasis on laboratory diagnosis.

MIC 536 Literature Reports 1 cr

Students and faculty participate in a supervised reading of the current literature and meet periodically (usually once a week) to interact in a discussion of the selected article or topic. The goal of this course is to maintain the faculty's and students' level of information at a "state-of-the-art" in both methods and theory in the discipline and to develop critical skills in reviewing the literature.

MIC 537 Directed Studies 1-6 cr

Students participate in research under the direction of a graduate faculty member. The student may pursue independent research or participate in a literature project.

MIC 590 Special Topics 1-3 cr

Each course provides in-depth tutorial exposure to specific areas in the discipline. Student and/or faculty presentations followed by group discussions (usually in the Socratic mode), examine the subject matter in an area of current interest either to one student or to a group of students. Credits and titles are arranged with an individual faculty member.

MIC 630 Advanced Microbial Pathogenesis 3 cr

This course discusses the fundamentals of this area with particular emphasis on Escherichia coli and Salmonella typhimurium as model systems. The development of problem solving skills will be stressed. Topics including aerobic vs. anaerobic metabolism, membrane physiology, biosynthesis of macromolecules and regulation of gene expression provide an integrated view of the microbial cell. Pre-requisites: Medical Microbiology (MIC 530), Fundamentals of Basic Medical Sciences I (IDL 580) and Fundamental of Basic Medical Sciences II (IDL 581).

MIC 632 Advanced Immunology 3 cr

Selected topics in immunology are considered using formal lectures followed by student presentations. Design and interpretation of immunological experiments are emphasized throughout the course. Pre-requisites: Medical Microbiology (MIC 530), Fundamentals of Basic Medical Sciences I (IDL 580) and Fundamentals of Basic Medical Sciences II (IDL 581).

MIC 633 Advanced Virology 3 cr

This course reviews the reproductive cycles of important human viruses and subviral agents and the diseases they cause. The focus is on the molecular biology of animal viruses and their mechanisms of regulation, assembly, and pathogenesis. Human immunodeficiency virus will be considered in detail. The course is constructed as an interactive lecture series with student reports and literature surveys. Pre-requisites: Medical Microbiology (MIC 530), Fundamentals of Basic Medical Sciences I (IDL 580) and Fundamentals of Basic Medical Sciences II (IDL 581).

MIC 636 Research Seminar 1 cr

Students and faculty present a research topic for discussion before members of the department. The presentations are usually scheduled on a rotational basis. The student may present research data for critique by the faculty.

MIC 799 Research/Dissertation 1-6 cr

Independent research by the student under the sponsorship of the graduate faculty in individual departments in the Basic Medical Sciences. Pre-requisite: Approved formal research proposal.
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