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.

Prerequisites

one semester of introductory biology or equivalent

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Previously offered classes

Summer 2022: Online course

Section ID:BIOMI 2600 001-LEC
Number:1957
Session:Summer 6-week
Class dates:June 21-July 29, 2022
Final exam/project due:Tuesday August 02, 8:30 AM - 11 AM / Online (see Final exams)
Time / room:M-F 8:45 AM - 10 AM / Online
Mode of instruction:Online learning
Credit:3
Grade:Graded only
Instructor:Winans, S. (scw2)
Max. enroll:30
Eligibility:

Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors

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To enroll:

This course is full. If you would like to be considered for a different class, please send an email to precollege@cornell.edu with the class number. You will want to first check that the class you want is not full before you write to us.

The application deadline for this program has passed. No further applications for this course will be accepted.

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This course is open to all registrants, including undergraduates and precollege students.