PHM 483 - Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Fall, Spring of every year, starting Fall 2018.
In the treatment of infectious diseases, the major goal is to kill microbes, or at least disrupt their ability to propagate, so the immune system can clear them. While simple in principle, problems arise because the drugs must kill the microbes but spare the host; this is the principle of selective toxicity. Secondly, microbes tend to develop resistance to drugs that are initially effective. The problem of resistance is both grave and unavoidable. As a consequence, there is a constant requirement for new agents, as well as practices that ensure continued effective prescribing of antimicrobial agents.
This course will focus on the study of major classes of antibiotics and chemotherapy of bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic infections. Up-to-date drugs of choice for infectious disease treatment and pharmacologic properties will also be featured in this course. The course is designed to meet the requirements of those studying biology, microbiology, medicine, nursing, premed, and allied health sciences at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
PHM 483 Course Modules
PHM 483 Learning Outcomes
Dr. Reza Nassiri