The curriculum for students in the ITP offers flexibility in training and is designed with the interests of the student and his/her prior background and training in mind. Formal coursework emphasizes breadth and depth in various areas of immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, cell biology and biochemistry. There are slight differences in the coursework for students in the Department of Microbiology and Pathology.
Formal coursework is normally completed within the first 2 years of study, with the majority of courses taken during the first year. Students complete 28 credit hours of graded coursework, taken from an approved list of required and elective courses that span several disciplines including basic and advanced immunology, molecular biology, biochemistry, and human genetics
Immunology Courses offered:
GMS MI 713: Comprehensive Immunology
Prereq: consent of instructor. Comprehensive introduction to immunologic principles and applications. This course consists of both interactive lectures and discussion sessions. Emphasis is placed on analysis and interpretation of data from the primary literature. Prior coursework in genetics and biochemistry is strongly recommended.
GMS MI 715: Immunological Basis of Disease
Journal article-based survey of mechanisms underlying diseases caused by abnormal immune system function. Emphasis will be on normal vs. pathological immune system processes towards reinforcing how basic immunological concepts have immediate clinical significance.
GMS PA 510: Medical Immunology
Prereq: Biochemistry. Basic principles of immunology, with emphasis on their medical relevance, presented through lectures and independent reading fol-lowed by a discussion session. The lectures and the major examination coincide with those offered to the first-year medical students.