Courses Details

EPID460: Introduction to Bacterial Pathogenesis

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Marrs, Carl F
  • Prerequisites: Introductory Microbiology and Genetics or Perm. Instr.
  • Description: This course covers the basics of the biochemistry, molecular biology, and genetics of chemotaxis and flagella, pili and adhesins, extracellular proteases, bacterial toxins, invasion and intracellular growth, phase and antigenic variation, gene transfer, LPS, iron, M-proteins, capsules, chemotherapy, antibiotic resistance and global regulation of virulence elements.
  • Course Goals: The goals of this course are to have the students gain a basic understanding of the kinds of virulence factors used by pathogenic bacteria to cause disease.
  • Syllabus for EPID460