This sequence will be graded as pass/fail. Students will receive a single cumulative grade for the sequence, based a quiz and final exam. Each quiz and examination question is worth one point. In order to pass the sequence a student must achieve a cumulative score of at least 75%.
|Total Questions (approximate)|
|Lectures||Small Group||Laboratories||Complement, Transplantation Allergy/Asthma Self Studies|
|Quiz (2/23)||Week 1||28||2||8||2|
|Final (3/2)||Week 1||28||2||4||2|
The Immunology Sequence includes three one-hour small groups which are run differently than small groups in other sequences. Your attendance at small groups is not required. The material to be presented is important, particularly to place the details you learn about immune responses in lecture into the context of a larger picture and into the context of a real clinical situation. There will be two exam or quiz questions asked for each small group session. Each small group has a unique leader, and hence each small group experience is unique. The small group leaders are aware of the quiz/exam questions to be posed, and will be sure to cover that specific material (which is very likely to arise naturally during the discussion questions).
Beyond that part of the material, the discussion in each small group will depend on both the leader and the student’s questions about the material. Hence, it would be impossible to condense all of the small group experiences into a common document. Therefore, there will be no materials (other than the Multiple Myeloma Powerpoint) posted online for these small groups. Your only way to obtain the experience is to attend.
- Robbins Pathologic Basis of Disease. Cotran, Kumar, and Robbins (Saunders)
- The Immune System. - P. Parham (second edition, Garland Science.) 2005. ISBN: 0-8153-4093-1
We strongly recommend that you purchase some basic Immunology text for this course. The Parham text (above) has about the right depth for this class. You might be able to use any other text that is less than four years old. For example, Janeway et al., Abbas et al.
- Wesley Dunnick, Ph.D. (Course Director) - Department of Microbiology and Immunology
- Cheong-Hee Chang, Ph.D. - Department of Microbiology and Immunology
- Joseph C. Fantone, M.D. - Department of Pathology
- Massimo T. Pietropaolo, M.D. - Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
- Lloyd M. Stoolman, M. D. - Department of Pathology
- Thomas R. Gest, Ph. D. - Medical Education
- J. Matthew Velkey, Ph. D. - Cell and Developmental Biology