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Microbiology & Immunology (MI) Curriculum

Program Level Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Science/PhD in Microbiology & Immunology program will achieve eight program level outcomes that describe the skills, competencies and knowledge gained through completion of the program curriculum.

  • Have attained functional knowledge of the fields of virology, immunology, bacteriology, mycology and parasitology
  • Have attained a general knowledge of the basic concepts in biochemistry, molecular biology and cell biology
  • Be able to critically read and analyze the current literature within the research field
  • Be able to communicate effectively in science
  • Be able to conduct basic or applied research in microbiology or immunology
  • Understand how to conduct scientific research in a professional and ethical manner
  • Be prepared for a career in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical field
  • Be prepared for advanced training or education in microbiology or immunology

Student Computer Recommendations

Students and staff are advised to purchase computers listed under "Small Business" or "Business" categories rather than from "Consumer" product lines. Please refer to the specifications listed in the Computer Buying Guide to gain the most longevity from your computer.

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Required Courses for the Master of Science/PhD in Microbiology & Immunology Program

MIIM-502S

Microbiology & Immunology Journal Club

MIIM-504S

Microbiology & Immunology 1st Lab Research Rotation

MIIM-505S

Microbiology & Immunology 2nd Lab Research Rotation

MIIM-506S

Microbiology & Immunology 3rd Lab Research Rotation

MIIM-508S

Immunology I

MIIM-512S

Molecular Pathogenesis I

MIIM-513S

Molecular Pathogenesis II

MIIM-600S

Microbiology & Immunology Thesis Research

MIIM-606S

Microbiology & Immunology Seminar

 
Required for Biomedical Science Programs

IDPT-500S

Scientific Integrity and Ethics

IDPT-501S

Biostatistics I

IDPT-502S

Learn Early as Professionals (LEAP I)

IDPT-504S

Learn Early and Practice (LEAP II)

IPDT-521S

Molecular Structure and Metabolism

IPDT-526S

Cells to Systems

 
Suggested Electives

MIIM 528S

Structural Bioinformatics

MIIM-555S

Molecular Mechanisms of Microbial Pathogenesis

MIIM-607S

Immunology II

MIIM-613S

Emerging Infectious Diseases

MIIM-615S

Experimental Therapeutics

MIIM-625S

Advanced Molecular Virology

MIIM-630S

Advanced Molecular Biology

Alison Carey and Ogan Kumova (Carey Lab) from the Microbiology and Immunology Program at Drexel University College of Medicine.