Mar 30, 2023  
Catalog/Bulletin 2015-2016 
Catalog/Bulletin 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


[70 Credits]
This comprehensive course covers the basic principles of human and microbial genetics, bacteriology, mycology, virology, immunology, parasitology and the application of these subjects to the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of infectious diseases. Lectures are supplemented by informal small-group discussions. Accompanying clinical-case exercises and learning problems, which constitute a major portion of the program, are designed to illustrate principles underlying each area of basic as well as practical diagnostic microbiology and genetics. Major emphasis is on the oral microflora and immune mechanisms in relation to disease states with oral manifestations. Clinical correlations are provided in specific areas by relevant dental and medical school clinical faculty. (Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology)