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IMMID Center for Business and Program Development Online and Hybrid Curriculum Development

Since its inception in 2012, the Center for Business and Program Development (CBPD) within the Institute for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease (IMMID) has supported the development of numerous online and hybrid courses and programs offered by the Department of Microbiology and Immunology (M&I) by providing the following services to M&I and IMMID faculty:

  • Instructional design and development services for online courses
  • Evaluation of existing online and hybrid courses and programs
  • Dedicated Bb Learn support for online and hybrid faculty and students
  • Liaison with University e-learning resources

Complete list of Department of Microbiology and Immunology and Institute for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease courses and programs developed and supported:

Online courses

Updated May 2017

Since 2012, the IMMID - Center for Business and Program Development has provided instructional design and technical support to develop the following graduate courses offered by the Department of Microbiology and Immunology within the Graduate School for Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies.

MIIM 503S: Biomedical Ethics

Explores the key responsible conduct of research topics that are the foundation of scientific integrity. Through reading assignments, learning modules, simulations, cases studies, role-play, and a team project, students learn about, discuss, and debate the ethical dilemmas and challenges research scientists encounter. NOTE: This online course does not fulfill requirements for participation in NIH-sponsored research. Students interested in conducting NIH-sponsored research should instead enroll in IDPT 500S Responsible Conduct of Research.

MIIM 515S: Concepts in Biomedicine I

Introduces basic concepts of eukaryotic cell organization and function, with emphasis on macromolecules (i.e., proteins, nucleic acids, polysaccharides and membranes) and their microenvironment. Will provide a foundation to normal body functions at the cellular and molecular level.

MIIM 516S: Concepts in Biomedicine II

Introduces basic aspects of fundamental eukaryotic cellular processes that control cell growth and function, with emphasis on biochemical pathways and regulatory mechanisms, cell cycle, intracellular trafficking networks, and cellular communication mechanisms. Will provide a foundation to normal cellular processes that are dysregulated in disease states such as cancer and infections.

MIIM 517S: Applied Statistics for Biomedical Sciences

An intensive introduction to statistical methods. Students learn to apply principles of statistical reasoning, underlying assumptions, and careful interpretation of results. In addition, students learn how to present statistical data within various contexts applicable to the field of biomedicine, such as laboratory research, scientific publications, bioethics, intellectual property, business decisions, entrepreneurship, and visual representation of data. Students will use statistical software to supplement learning and applications of statistics.

MIIM 521S: Biotechniques I

A review of the molecular, cellular and computational methods that underlie modern biotechnology, drug discovery and development. The focus is on experimental techniques used to manipulate nucleic acids and to research the interaction of proteins with nucleic acids. Strengths and limitations of the procedures are considered, and their suitability for either a basic or industrial research setting evaluated. Complements MIIM 522S Biotechniques II.

MIIM 522S: Biotechniques II

A review of current immunologically-based experimental techniques and how they are applied to many different areas of research. Provides basic information central to the concepts and techniques pertinent to the study of immunology, the analysis of immune responses, and development of vaccines. Complements MIIM 521S Biotechniques I.

MIIM 524S: Vaccines and Vaccine Development

This course will provide information pertaining to the history of vaccines, the principles of vaccine design, the concepts of induction of the immune protection, and the choice of vaccine types. Emphasis will be given to current and future methods for vaccine design, and approved tests for safety and efficacy. The concepts of prophylactic and therapeutic vaccines will be discussed.

MIIM 525S: Principles of Biocontainment

Explore the conceptual and practical aspects of biosafety and biocontainment. Gain a greater appreciation for the risks posed by human pathogens. Learn about approaches and procedures used to minimize those risks and contain potentially harmful pathogens. Topics covered in the course include: the classification of biological hazards; collection and storage of biohazardous materials; the practicalities of working in biocontainment facilities, and design considerations for biocontainment in the laboratory and in the field.

MIIM 527S: Immunology, Immunopathology and Infectious Diseases

Explores basic knowledge of immunity from the organism to the cellular level, with a focus on how the immune system elicits protection against invasion by pathogenic organisms, and how these same responses may be damaging to the host.

MIIM 530S: Fundamentals of Molecular Medicine I

The first of a three-part course series, which provides a foundation in essential topics in biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology and genetics. Focuses on macromolecules (i.e., proteins, nucleic acids, polysaccharides and membranes) and their microenvironment within the eukaryotic cell. It is recommended that students also enroll in MIIM 534S Molecular Medicine Journal Club I for practical application of concepts learned in the analysis and interpretation of original scientific research and data.

MIIM 531S: Fundamentals of Molecular Medicine II

The second of a three-part course series, which provides a foundation in essential topics in biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology and genetics. Focuses on processes that control eukaryotic cell growth and function, with emphasis on biochemical pathways and regulatory mechanisms, cell cycle, and cellular communication mechanisms. It is recommended that students also enroll in MIIM 533S Molecular Medicine Journal Club II for practical application of concepts learned in the analysis and interpretation of original scientific research and data.

MIIM 532S: Fundamentals of Molecular Medicine III

The last of a three-part course series, which provides a foundation in essential topics in biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology and genetics. Focuses on normal organismal development and cancer. Includes significant independent reading of primary scientific literature and writing based on such reading.

MIIM 533S: Molecular Medicine Journal Club II

In-depth discussion of published primary scientific literature. Develop skills to analyze, interpret and represent scientific data in various topics in biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics, with emphasis on mammalian cells. Discussion topics are aligned with topics discussed in MIIM 531S Fundamentals of Molecular Medicine II.

MIIM 534S: Molecular Medicine Journal Club I

Introduction to the journal club format of in-depth discussion of published primary scientific literature. Develop skills to analyze, interpret and represent scientific data in various topics in biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics, with emphasis on mammalian cells. Discussion topics are aligned with topics discussed in MIIM 530S Fundamentals of Molecular Medicine I.

MIIM 535S: Biomedical Technology Commercialization I

Introduces students to the different stages in the technology development and commercialization, with emphasis on biomedical technology, drugs, devices, and diagnostics. Topics include identification of assessment of emerging technologies, product development strategy and planning, and regulatory requirements. Through faculty and/or guest speaker presentations, and case studies students will develop skills and knowledge necessary to evaluate the commercial viability of new technologies. This is the first of a two-part course series.

MIIM 540S: Viruses and Viral Infections

Introduces fundamental concepts in molecular virology through presentation and discussion of viruses that cause disease in humans. Students learn about important aspects of virus infection, including virus structure, replication, molecular pathogenesis, antiviral immune responses, the development of antiviral drug therapies, and the use of viruses in gene therapy. Students also learn to read and critically evaluate virology-related papers published in the primary literature.

MIIM 541S: Bacteria and Bacterial Infections

Introduces fundamental concepts in bacteria and the infections they cause, including microorganism structure and replication, pathogenesis and treatment.

MIIM 542S: Mycology and Fungal Infections

Introduces basic aspects of the biology of fungi and fungal infections, such as fungal cell structure, function, replication, pathogenesis, and their impact on humans. Antifungal agents; mode of action and molecular mechanism of resistance are also discussed.

MIIM 543S: Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases

Introduces basic aspects of the biology of parasites and parasitic infections, including microorganism structure, replication and pathogenesis, as well as public health and economic impact of parasitic infections. Antiparasitic drug and vaccine development are also discussed. Primary literature is also read and discussed.

MIIM 550S: Biomedicine Seminar

A seminar series on diverse topics in biomedicine, public health, technology commercialization and entrepreneurship. Faculty and students meet in an informal way to discuss selected subjects, hear guest speakers or discuss scholarly articles and current news. The topics will vary by session, and range from current events in the biomedical industry, to various aspects of new product development, commercialization, entrepreneurship, and/or technical aspects of new discoveries.

MIIM 606S: Microbiology and Immunology Seminar

Faculty and students meet in an informal way to discuss selected subjects, hear guest lecturers or explore topics related to the biomedical sciences of interest to the group.

MIIM 625S: Advanced Molecular Virology

Provides a comprehensive overview of the molecular aspects of viral pathogenesis and viral-host interactions, using various viral families and selected viruses as models. Builds upon basic concepts introduced in MIIM 512S Molecular Pathogenesis I or MIIM 540S Viruses and Viral Infections.

MIIM 654S: Clinical Correlations in Immunology

This course will serve as an advanced learning experience to correlate the basic aspects of immunology & immunopathology with the clinical aspects of diagnosis and treatment. The course will introduce concepts that relate to understanding how the clinical aspects of abnormal immune responses and immunodeficiencies can be translated into basic research.

 
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Online and hybrid MS programs

Since its inception in 2012, the IMMID - Center for Business and Program Development (CBPD) has provided instructional design, technical development and administrative support for the development and maintenance of the following online and hybrid Master of Science programs offered by the Department of Microbiology and Immunology within the Graduate School for Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies:

Biomedicine and Business - hybrid

The Biomedicine and Business program provides comprehensive training in fundamental aspects of scientific discovery, technology commercialization and business. This program prepares you for leadership in scientifically-oriented management positions in the public or private sector.

Biomedicine and Digital Media - hybrid

The Biomedicine and Digital Media program is a graduate degree program that intersects science, technology, art and entrepreneurship. This skills-based program is for individuals interested in media design and production careers with an emphasis in health and science.

Biomedicine and Entrepreneurship - online

The Biomedicine and Entrepreneurship program integrates training in technical and practical aspects of science, research and entrepreneurship for individuals interested in pursuing innovation-driven careers in the life sciences.

Biomedicine and Law - online

The Biomedicine and Law program provides interactive and comprehensive training in technical and practical aspects of science and research, as well as in the legal aspects related to new biomedical product development, entrepreneurship and regulatory compliance.

Immunology – online and hybrid*

The Immunology program provides training in various aspects of research related specifically to basic, translational, and clinical research in the fields of immunology and inflammatory disease. Students in this program focus on research and development relevant to new immunodiagnostics, immunotherapeutics and vaccines.

Infectious Disease – online and hybrid*

The Infectious Disease program provides training in various aspects of basic, translational and clinical research in the field of infectious disease. The program focuses on research and development relevant to new diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines, and is designed to provide academic and practical knowledge in translational research in immunological and inflammatory diseases.

Molecular Medicine – online and hybrid*

The Molecular Medicine program provides training in the academic, research, and entrepreneurial aspects of the biomedical sciences with an emphasis on translational research in the development of therapeutics and vaccines. This program is also available online.

*also available face-to-face

 
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