Dental Curriculum Threads

Invaders and Defenders

Course Director: Whasun “Sun” Oh Chung
Credits: 5
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn/ 1

Course Overview

Students will learn to analyze critical concepts of microbiology and immunology both in health and disease using content-specific language. Class hours are structured to include large group lectures and discussions of appropriate case-based studies in small groups. After the completion of this course, students are expected to interpret the manifestations of pathogen and host immune responses pertaining to common infections of global health and of importance in dentistry.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

1. Interpret common diagnostic results of infectious and immune-mediated diseases.
2. Apply evidence-based approaches to the management and prevention of infectious and immune-mediated diseases.
3. Describe factors that contribute to the expanding impact of infectious diseases on interdependent health communities locally and globally.
4. Describe the characteristics of antimicrobials, their mechanisms of action, mechanisms of resistance, and adverse effects including allergy.
5. Apply the clinical features, cells and soluble mediators of inflammation to explain beneficial and deleterious inflammatory responses.
6. Compare and contrast normal innate and adaptive immune mechanisms used to recognize, control, and clear pathogens.
7. Compare normal and abnormal immune mechanisms that mediate tolerance, autoimmunity, and allergy.
8. Relate the macroscopic and microscopic anatomy of the lymphoid system to how cells and proteins of the immune system traffic and interact in the lymphoid system to generate an immune response.

UWSOD Competencies: 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 12

Date last updated: 2018-10-04