2020 Courses

  • Summer Session 2020 courses will be added throughout the winter.

Course description

This course provides an introduction to the microbiology of microbial diseases. The primary focus is on molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis, including detection of the host environment, binding of pathogenic microbes to host cell surfaces and their invasion of host cells and tissues, and the delivery and functions of microbial toxins. It will include host defenses and microbial countermeasures against these defenses. We will also study the evolution of pathogens and the co-evolution of their hosts.

Outcome 1: After this class, students will be able to:

- Explain fundamental aspects of molecular microbiology as they apply to pathogenic microorganisms,

- Explain how host defenses work against infection and microbial countermeasures to evade host defenses,

- Describe a variety of medical interventions used to fight infectious diseases,

- Instruct one another in various aspects of infectious disease, in small discussion groups and in poster sessions,

- Communicate scientific arguments and ideas verbally and in writing,

- Explain, evaluate, and effectively interpret claims, theories, and assumptions in medical microbiology, including those presented in the current scientific literature.


one semester of introductory biology or equivalent


Summer 2020: Ithaca campus

Section ID:BIOMI 2600 001-LEC
Session:6-week Summer session
Class dates:June 22-August 4, 2020
Exam date:Monday August 03, 8:30 AM - 11 AM / TBA (see Final exams)
Time / room:M-F 8:45 AM - 10 AM / TBA
Grade:Student option
Max. enroll:50
To enroll:To enroll, complete and submit a course enrollment form and your payment to the Summer Session office. For more information, see enrollment and registration. Please note that late registration fees may apply.

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