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Required and Offered Courses: Pathogenic Bacteriology (Micro 6315)

Summer 2017 Class Schedule

Course Description (MICR 6315)

Date: May 1 to August 11, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 9:30 am

Room: MRB 4.145 (Mon, Wed & Fri)

Course Directors:

Vladimir Motin, PhD | Ext. 23155 | Rm. 3.148 Keiller Building
Alfredo Torres, PhD | Ext. 70189 | Rm. 4.142G MRB

Course Coordinator:

Aneth Zertuche | Ext. 22322 | Fax: 25065 | Rm. 4.102 MRB

Textbook Recommended: Bacterial Pathogenesis, A Molecular Approach, 3rd Edition. Brenda A. Wilson,; Abigail A. Salyers,; Dixie D. Whitt,; Malcolm E. Winkler, ASM Press, 2010. Available for rent at Amazon for $22.68

Helpful Web Resources:
Bacterial Pathogenesis and Interactions with the Host (Free eBook collection of Bacteriology mini-reviews)
American Society for Microbiology
ASM Microbe library
Pathogenic Bacteriology Useful Course Online

Format: 3 one-hour lectures per week, four Journal Clubs spread throughout the semester, and critical thinking classes will be 5% of your grade.

Lectures: 8:30 – 9:30 A.M. — Monday, Wednesday and Friday (MRB 4.145)

Exam I: June 5, from 9:00 to 12 Noon — MRB 4.145

Exam II: July 3, from 9:00 to 12 Noon — MRB 4.145

Final Exam: August 11, from 9:00 to 12 Noon — MRB 4.145

There are no make–up examinations. All examinations are in class, closed book and notes. Examinations will be 3 hours.

Any appeals for grading changes regarding exam questions should be addressed to the lecturer who wrote/graded the exam question. The lecturers must report any change in grades to the co-directors.

Grading: The final grade for the course will be determined by performance in the following components:

  1. Exam I, II, III – 90%
  2. Critical Thinking – 5%
  3. Journal Club Participation – 5%
  4. Completion of evaluation forms*
Grading may be subject to change at the discretion of the course co–directors. Grades will be determined using the GSBS grading scale:
  • 90–100 = A
  • 80–89 = B
  • 70–79 = C
  • 69 or below = F

*Students are required to complete one evaluation form for each faculty member teaching one or more lectures as part of their overall course grade. Typically, your constructive comments are in exchange for your graded exams and they will remain anonymous and will be release to the faculty members after all the grades are finalized.

*Any appeals for grading changes must be submitted to the instructors responsible for the writing and grading of the question within 5 business days after the return of the graded assessment to the student.  The instructors must report any grade changes to the course director.

Excused Absences: Students can be excused from the lectures without penalty to their grade if an excuse letter is obtained from either one of the co-directors in advance. However, students receive points for journal club and critical thinking discussions, which will affect the points you receive if you are absent.

Professional Etiquette: Please come to class prepared, ready to participate, and on time. Class begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. and students will not be allowed to enter the room once the lecture has begun. To ensure an environment for constructive academic dialogue, the use of electronic devices (e.g. laptops, cell phones, MP3 players) is not allowed during class time.

Lectures: Refer to Blackboard to obtain articles and presentations: https://eclass.utmb.edu/

Wk

Date/Day

Time

Topic

Instructor

1

05-01 (M)

8:30-9:30

Organizational Meeting

Torres/Motin

05-03 (W)

8:30-9:30

Gene expression and regulation of virulence genes

Torres

05-05 (F)

8:30-9:30

Clostridium difficile

Dann

2

05-08 (M)

8:30-9:30

Bacterial Strategies for Encoding the Defense System

Chopra

05-10 (W)

8:30-9:30

Critical Thinking

Dann

05-12 (F)

8:30-9:30

NO CLASS (ALL Day Ethics Course)

No Class

3

05-15 (M)

8:30-9:30

Bacterial Pathogens in the News

Houston

05-17 (W)

8:30-9:30

E. coli-diarrheagenic

Torres

05-19 (F)

8:30-9:30

Francisella

Eaves-Pyles

4

05-22 (M)

8:30-9:30

Salmonella

Eaves-Pyles

05-24 (W)

8:30-9:30

Vibrio

Peterson

05-26 (F)

8:30-9:30

Bordetella pertussis

Chopra

5

05-29 (M)

HOLIDAY

MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY

HOLIDAY

05-31 (W)

8:30-9:30

Microbiome: homeostasis vs. dysbiosis

Cong

06-02 (F)

8:30-9:30

Host Immunity to Bacterial Pathogens

Reyes

6

06-05 (M)

9:00-12:00

EXAM I

EXAM I

06-07 (W)

8:30-9:30

Bacterial Effector molecules (Endo, exotoxins)

Massey

06-09 (F)

8:30-9:30

Bacillus anthracis

Lawrence

7

06-12 (M)

8:30-9:30

Polymicrobial Infections

Endsley

06-14 (W)

8:30-9:30

Critical Thinking

Endsley

06-16 (F)

8:30-9:30

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Motin

8

06-19 (M)

8:30-9:30

E. coli-extra-intestinal

Torres

06-21 (W)

8:30-9:30

Molecular Approaches to Diagnosis and Charaterization of Bacterial Infections

Olano

06-23 (F)

8:30-9:30

Shigella

Allen

9

06-26 (M)

8:30-9:30

Legionella and Haemophilus

Chopra

06-28 (W)

8:30-9:30

Journal Club 1

Chopra

06-30 (F)

8:30-9:30

TBA

TBA

10

07-03 (M)

9:00-12:00

EXAM II

EXAM II

07-05 (W)

8:30-9:30

Mycobacterium

Endsley

07-07 (F)

8:30-9:30

Streptococcus & Enterococci

Niesel

11

07-10 (M)

8:30-9:30

Rickettsia

Bouyer

07-12 (W)

8:30-9:30

H. pylori

Reyes

07-14 (F)

8:30-9:30

Journal Club 2

Reyes

12

07-17 (M)

8:30-9:30

Yersinia pestis

Motin

07-19 (M)

8:30-9:30

Journal Club 3

Motin

07-21 (F)

8:30-9:30

Listeria monocytogenes

Eaves-Pyles

13

07-24 (M)

8:30-9:30

Mycoplasma genitalium

Pyles

07-26 (W)

8:30-9:30

Journal Club 4

Pyles

07-28 (F)

8:30-9:30

Burkholderia

Torres

14

07-31 (M)

8:30-9:30

Ehrlichia

McBride

08-02 (W)

8:30-9:30

Journal Club 5

Houston

08-04 (F)

8:30-9:30

Critical Thinking

McBride

15

08-07 (M)

8:30-9:30

Orientia

Soong

08-09 (W)

NO CLASS

NO CLASS/POSSIBLE TBA

NO CLASS

08-11 (F)

9:00-12:00

FINAL EXAM

FINAL EXAM

Last class day: August 11
Grades due to enrollment services: August 18

Revised 4/17/2017