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Instructor Class Description

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Gerard A. Cangelosi
PABIO 590
Seattle Campus

Selected Topics

Individual offerings focusing on topics such as pathogenesis, immunology, virology, disease agents, bioinformatics and grant writing. Small lecture format. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

Class description

Accurate diagnosis is critical to patient care. When applied to infectious disease, it also critical to reducing transmission and protecting public health. Improving diagnostic methods, and making them available to resource-limited populations, is considered by many to be the best opportunity for science and technology to reduce the global burden of infectious disease. To achieve this, we need to better understand the unique pathobiologies of infectious diseases. We also need improved biomarkers and better methods for detecting them. This 3-week mini-course will introduce students to infectious disease diagnosis and its role in disease care, prevention, and clinical research. Emphasis will be placed on pathobiological considerations that impact diagnosis and its interpretation.

Student learning goals

Students will emerge with improved understanding of infectious disease diagnosis and its role in disease care, prevention, and clinical research.

General method of instruction

Lectures, discussions, and exercises.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

Reading will come from current scientific literature.

Students can choose between taking the course for a grade or pass/fail. Grading will be based on classroom participation, a diagnostic design exercise, and a take-home exam.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Gerard A. Cangelosi
Date: 03/04/2008