The Department of Microbiology & Immunology sponsors the following courses. To enroll in a course, contact your graduate school administrator. To audit a course, please contact the course director (see the UCSF campus directory for contact information).


IDS 121D: Foundations 1
12 Units

Instructor of Record: Luis Rubio, MD (Medicine)
Lab Director: Elizabeth A. Joyce. PhD

This SOM Bridges Curriculum course introduces the core foundational science content for immunology, rheumatology, microbiology, infectious diseases, leukemia, and lymphoma. It includes the longitudinal Clinical Microsystem Clerkship (CMC) and a longitudinal Core Inquiry Curriculum (CIC). 



PharmIS 119: Infectious Disease Science & Therapeutics
8 Units
Instructor of Record: Conan MacDougall, PharmD, MAS

Instructor: Elizabeth A. Joyce, PhD

This integrated theme course focuses on antimicrobial regimen selection, antimicrobial stewardship, and the pharmaceutical interventions available in the treatment of respiratory tract infections, urinary tract Infections, skin and soft tissue infections, fungal infections, CNS infections, GI infections, sepsis and septic shock, HIV infection, viral hepatitis, viral infections, and tuberculosis. It also explores knowledge gaps through inquiry sessions.



BMS 117.  Infection and Host Response/ Cell Physiology.
8 Units
Instructor of Record: Elizabeth A. Joyce, PhD

This course will provide a foundation in the microbiologic, immunologic, and pharmacologic therapies used to treat and prevent infectious diseases, which rank among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality world-wide. Additionally, to better understand how medications like local anesthetics work, this course will provide a foundation in membrane structure, membrane transport, signaling, neurophysiology, and local anesthetics. This latter material will dovetail with the subsequent courses.