MCBI 601 : Bacterial and Viral Infections


This course aims to provide insight on bacterial and viral infections that are major public health concerns in sub-Saharan Africa. Aspects to be discussed will include the biology of the pathogen, the pathogenesis of its infection, the pathophysiology of the human host, and current strategies for therapeutics and vaccinology. The molecular mechanism of each pathogen will be discussed, thereby elucidating the pathways for disease progression and pathogen success. Treatment of each pathogen will be organized in two complementary formats; the first based on the major classes of pathogens, and the second grouped according to the primary site of pathogenesis within the human host