Microbiology and Immunology - MIM


The information below lists courses approved in this subject area effective Fall 2014. Not all courses will necessarily be offered these terms. Please consult the Schedule of Classes for a listing of courses offered for a specific term.

500-level courses require graduate standing.

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322 Microbiology for Dental Students
4 hours. Characteristics, transmission, pathogenesis of, and immune response to microorganisms causing human oral and systemic disease.

399 Undergraduate Laboratory Research
1 TO 4 hours. Laboratory research for advanced undergraduates. Live bacteria, viruses and/or animals used in instruction. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Application of credit toward the degree is contingent upon the approval of the student's college and/or department. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above and consent of the instructor.

425 Fundamentals of Immunology and Microbiology
3 hours. Mechanisms of host defense; antigens, immunoglobulins and their reactions; antibody synthesis, regulation and the cellular immune response; bacterial and viral structure and function; mechanisms of pathogenesis. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor or registration in the College of Medicine.

426 Microorganisms as Agents of Human Disease
3 hours. Fundamental aspects of bacterial, fungal and viral pathogenesis, therapy, control and prevention of infectious diseases. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

455 Microbiology Laboratory Rotation
3 hours. Course in basic and applied methods essential for the study of nucleic acids, immunoglobulins, gene transfer, cell fusion, virological and immunological methods. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing.

513 Principles of Structure Determination and Analysis
3 hours. Explores the relationship between structural stability, kinetic properties and function of biopolymers, with particular emphasis on proteins and nucleic acids. Same as BCMG 513, and PMPG 513. Prerequisite(s): GCLS 501 and one year of physical chemistry, or consent of the instructor.

551 Advanced Immunology
2 hours. Concepts in immunochemistry, immunogenetics, molecular immunology, cellular immunology and immunopathology at the intermediate level. Prerequisite(s): GCLS 501, GCLS 502, GCLS 503 and GCLS 510 or consent of the instructor.

553 Molecular Biology of Viruses
2 hours. Animal viruses including basic structure and viral nucleic acids; emphasizes molecular organization of viral genomes; cellular and molecular events during virus replication and viral transformation. Prerequisite(s): GCLS 501, GCLS 502, GCLS 503, and GCLS 511 or consent of the instructor.

554 Molecular Aspects of Microbiology
3 hours. Basic concepts of prokaryotic and eukaryotic genetics; gene structure and function; gene expression; molecular aspects of mutation and recombination; chromosome structure and function. Prerequisite(s): BCHE 460.

560 Microbial Pathogenesis
2 hours. Genetics, molecular biology and physiology of pathogenic bacteria, and host-pathogen interactions. Credit is not given for MIM 560 if the student has credit for MIM 552. Prerequisite(s): GCLS 501, GCLS 502, GCLS 503, and GCLS 511 or consent of the instructor.

585 Cell Biology
4 hours. Functional and structural organization of the cell with emphasis on the cellular basis of physiological activity. Same as ANAT 585, and PHYB 585.

594 Special Topics in Microbiology, Immunology and Virology
1 TO 2 hours. Advanced topics are covered in depth. Topics vary yearly. Prerequisite(s): BCHE 460 and MIM 451 and MIM 455 and MIM 552 and MIM 553 and consent of the instructor.

595 Seminar in Microbiology and Immunology
1 hours. Topics of current research interest are presented by guest lecturers from outside institutions in areas of molecular biology, bacteriology, virology and immunology. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only.

598 Research in Molecular Biology and Immunology
0 TO 16 hours. M.S. thesis research on problems in microbiology, immunology, virology and molecular biology. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in microbiology and immunology.

599 Research in Molecular Biology and Immunology
0 TO 16 hours. Ph.D. thesis research on problems in microbiology, immunology, virology and molecular biology. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in microbiology and immunology.


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This listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract. Every attempt is made to provide the most current and correct information. Courses listed here are subject to change without advance notice. Courses are not necessarily offered every term or year. Individual departments or units should be consulted for information regarding frequency of course offerings.