MOM 1051: Microbiology, Immunology, and Infectious (MIID)

Credits 6

The Hematology/Immunology components of the course emphasize the fundamental knowledge necessary to understand the normal function of hematopoiesis, hemostasis and the immune system. It is designed to provide the student with an overview of these systems, including the aberrant processes that lead to hematopathology and immunopathogenesis. 

Microbiology and Infectious Disease provide a foundational introduction to pathogens, pathogenic mechanisms, and infectious diseases. This course covers bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, and prions in their roles as infectious agents. The course integrates immunology content and how it relates to the body’s reactions to pathogens. It will serve as a means to migrate from acquisition of basic scientific knowledge of pathogens to utilization of such knowledge in understanding clinical infectious disease processes. You will come to understand the structure, pathogenicity, laboratory findings, and clinical aspects of numerous pathogens. Throughout the course, the language of medicine is emphasized in conjunction with etiologic mechanisms, clinical features, differential diagnoses, and morphology. This course includes introductory pharmacology of antimicrobials in order to facilitate discussion of infectious disease diagnosis and treatment. In addition, important aspects of clinical laboratory involvement and data utilization in the diagnosis of disease are discussed as appropriate.