MIMM 465 Bacterial Pathogenesis


Bacterial diseases have shaped the course of human history and the evolution of modern
medicine itself. Students enrolled in this 3-credit course will be exposed to the fundamental
principles and recent advances in the field of bacterial pathogenesis - ie. the mechanisms by
which bacteria are able to infect and cause disease. The course will also delve into the
approaches that have been developed to prevent and treat bacterial infections (ie. vaccines,
antibiotics). In the second part of the course, students will develop their ability to critically read,
interpret and present scientific research findings to their peers. Here we will survey and discuss
recent groundbreaking research articles that have advanced our understanding of the range of
pathogenic strategies employed by twenty of the most globally important bacterial pathogens.

3 credits - Fall Term

MIMM 214 Introductory Immunology

MIMM 323 Microbial Physiology and Genetics

MIMM 384 Molecular Microbiology Lab

[or equivalent]

Course Coordinator

Research Institute - McGill University Health Centre
Glen Site, 1001 Décarie Blvd., Block E,
Office: EM3.3226
Tel: (514) 934-1934 ex. 43641
Email: michael.reed [at] mcgill.ca 





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