Lecture Guide 1
1. Define pathogenesis.
Pathogenesis is the development of a disease. The origin of a disease and the
chain of events leading to that disease.
2. What factors lead to the rapid decrease in the death rate due to
infectious disease in the US
Describe the typical structure of a bacterium
Iden:fy dierent types of bacterial morphologies
Discuss the characteris:cs of bacterial cell wall
Sherris Medical Microbiology, 5e > Part I. The Nature of Infection > Chapter 1. Infection >
Humanity has but three great enemies:
fever, famine and war;
of these by far the greatest,
by far the most terrible, is fever.
Lecture 4 Guide
1. Review the structure of a typical prokaryote.
2. What is the function of the flagella, the pili and the plasmid?
3. What shapes of bacteria do you normally find?
4. How is a Gram stain performed and what are the results (visually)?
Lecture Guide Immunity
1. What are two general purposes of the immune response?
Protection from cancer and pathogens.
2. What are the three classes of defenses used to meet these goals?
Mechanical, cellular and humoral
3. What is the difference between hu
Lecture 7 Guide
1. What are some of the general characteristics of a virus?
Obligate intracellular pathogens (parasites), they are nonliving and they hijack the host
cells machinery to reproduce, they tend to mutate as well.
2. What are the two to three c