Course Catalog » Course Listing for Microbiology

120  Microbiology and Immunology for Pharmacy  (4 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): E. Joyce, K. Ansel       Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of all first-year required coursework.

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture

Fundamentals of microbiology and immunology for pharmacy students. Topics of emphasis include mechanisms of disease produced by bacteria, fungi, and viruses and the associated antimicrobial agents; structure and function of the immune system; immunologic responses to infection; and the role of the immune system in vaccination, cancer, hypersensitivity, and autoimmune disease.

121  Immunology  (3 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): F. Brodsky, K. Ansel

Activities: Lecture

This course teaches the principles of basic immunology needed for the practice of pharmacy, as well as case studies covering immunology in the practice of clinical pharmacy.

202  Microbial Pathogenesis  (3 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): J. Engel       Prerequisite(s): College course in microbiology recommended.

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture

The goal of the course is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the molecular mechanisms of microbial pathogenesis in the 21st century. Over the 10 week period, students will learn by a combination of concise lectures provided by the faculty in conjunction with student-led discussion of 1-2 relevant papers for most sessions. Key aspects of bacterial, fungal, and parasite pathogenesis, as well as innate immunity, are covered. Cross-listed with Cell Bio 202.

204  Molecular and Cellular Immunology  (3 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): A. Defranco       Prerequisite(s): General knowledge of immunology.

Activities: Lecture

Topics to be covered: hematopoiesis, structure and genetics of immunoglobulins, lymphocyte surface molecules, T cell receptors, signal transduction, antigen presentation, MHC restriction, tolerance, T cell effector mechanisms, lymphocynes, and autoimmunity.

209  Special Topics in Immunology  (2 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): Staff

Activities: Conference

Small group tutorial in which topics and correlative reading will be selected for discussion with individual faculty members.

211  Microbial Pathogenesis Journal Club  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): A. Sil       Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Lecture

The Microbial Pathogenesis Journal Club consists of weekly presentations of research and discussion about multiple aspects of microbial pathogenesis and host response by UCSF scientists and investigators as well as outside speakers in the field of microbial pathogenesis.

212  Immunology Journal Club  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): A. Defranco       Prerequisite(s): Micro 204

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Lecture

Course explores recent discoveries in Immunology. Students required to present once for 25 minutes. Presentations can be on recent publications of immunological interest, or student's own research. The focus on current immunological knowledge and recent breakthroughs exposes students to material relevant to their research projects. Faculty are assigned for each presentation as necessary.