Graduate Courses


DTMI 221 : Fundamentals of Microbiology and Immunology
Basic information on classification and characteristics of microorganisms, i.e., bacteria, viruses, fungi, Rickettsiae Chlamydiae, Mycoplasmas, L-form bacteria, protozoa, and helminths, growth and physiology of bacteria, antimicrobial agents including physical and chemical agents, and antibiotics. Microorganisms essential and beneficial to the life of human. Basic principles of immunology, innate immunity, humoral- and cell-mediated immune responses, antigen-antibody interactions, complement, hypersensitivity, autoimmunity, transplantation, clinical application of immunology.


DTMI 311 : Medical Microbiology and Parasitology
A general course on infectious diseases and immunity, description of basic information of host-pathogen interactions, medically important pathogens including bacteria, viruses, fungi, Rickettsiae, Chlamydiae, Mycoplasmas, L-form bacteria, protozoa, and helminths, infectious diseases involving respiratory tract, gastro-intestinal tract, cardiovascular system, and genito-urinary tract by focusing on transmission, pathogenesis, progression diagnosis, treatment and prevention.


DTMI 321 : Oral Biology II (Oral Microbiology and Immunology)
Basic principles of oral infections and defense mechanisms of the mouth, oral ecology and oral microflora, dental plaque formation, anaerobic infections, oral candidosis, viral infections relavant to dentistry, i.e., herpes, hepatitis, and AIDS, systemic disease manifestations of oral bacteria, microbiology and immunology of dental caries, periodontal disease, pulp and periapical infections, laboratory techniques used in identification of oral pathogens.


DTMI 221 : Fundamental of Medical Microbiology for Dental Students
Classification and basic characteristics of microorganisms eg, bacteria, viruses, fungi, rickettsiae, chlamydiae, mycoplasma, L-form bacteria, protozoa and helminths, microbial growth and physiology studying pathogenic microorganisms of medical importance focusing on pathogenesis of generalized and systemic infectious diseases.


DTMI 311 : Essential Immunology in Dentistry
Body defense mechanisms and reactions against foreign bodies, humoral immunity, cell-mediated immunity, mucosal immunity, antigen-antibody reactions, hypersensitivity reactions, autoimmunity, tissue and organ transplantation, clinical applications of immunology.


DTMI 312 : Oral Microbiology and Immunology
Oral microflora and ecology, dental plaque formation and its pathogenesis roles, occupation related infections, oral and systemic infections caused by oral microflora, immunity and defense mechanisms against oral infections, infection control in dentistry, molecular biological techniques in oral microbiology and immunology


Post- Graduate Courses

DTMI 610: Microbiological Methods in Dentistry
Laboratoryexercises and experiments concerning methods used in Oral Microbiology and Immunology research; Detection and identification of oral bacteria by cultivation, i.e., cariogenic bacteria, periodontal pathogens, Candida, caries activity test, detection and identification of oral bacteria by non-culturing methods, i.e., DNA probe analysis, Polymerase Chain Reaction, Immunological assays, i.e., immunofluorecence, flow cytometry, ELISA, Western blotting, latex agglutination, serological assays, cell and tissue culture technique


DTMI 611: Advanced Oral Microbiology and Immunology
The ecologic study of oral microflora and responding mechanism of the body, plaque development and its role in oral diseases, microorganisms responsible for dental caries and periodontal disease, and other important dental infections, microbiological methods for diagnosis of oral infections, advanced research developed in area of Oral Microbiology and Immunology.