BMS 569 - Antimicrobial Therapy
(3 cr.) This graduate-level course explores antimicrobial agents used to treat the underlying cause of infectious disease by inhibiting microbial growth and microbial survival. This class investigates the discovery, history and future of antimicrobial agents (mainly antibacterial and antiviral chemotherapeutic agents, as well as disinfectants and phage therapy), the significance and limitations of antimicrobial therapy. Topics include the mode of action, the acquisition of resistance and the biochemistry and molecular biology of drug-resistant pathogens and the much feared superbugs such as MRSA. Upper-level undergraduates may take course with permission. Every Other Year

Spring 2015