Teaching

Dr. Woychik participates in three team-taught courses

1. Mechanisms of Disease & Defense Block (every Spring semester)
• Microbiology Course (MDC-6017A)
Dr. Woychik is responsible for:
Lectures on
—Mycoplasma
—Spirochetes
—Chlamydia
—Rickettsia
She is also a Facilitator for all laboratories for both groups of students as well as the Lyme Jigsaw

Course Description (adapted from the RWJMS website)
The Mechanisms of Disease and Defense block in the first year RWJMS curriculum provides an introduction to the biology of common human bacterial, viral, fungal and protozoan pathogens and the immune system that defends us against them.

This block is composed of lectures, interdisciplinary cases, web-based modules (self-learning), small group sessions and laboratory exercises. In Jigsaw sessions students will apply the knowledge they have acquired to solving clinical problems while working efficiently as a group. Students will gather skills necessary to effectively teach and learn from their peers. In the Bacteriology Labs students will learn bacterial isolation techniques for clinical samples and learn to identify organisms based on microscopy, morphology, and biochemical tests.

The Microbiology course with this block is an introduction to the common microorganisms which cause human disease. It will focus on the biology of these organisms. Students will analyze the interactions of the pathogens with our immune system. In addition, students will be able to apply the principles of the biology of these pathogens to predict their response to major therapeutic agents and explain emergence of drug resistance. This course will demonstrate how knowledge of microbiology will help in diagnosing and treating infectious diseases.

2. Microbiology and Immunology, MSBS 5055S (every Fall semester)
This course is related to the Microbiology Course of the Mechanisms of Disease & Defense Block for medical school students (described above), but its content is tailored for MSBS students (course description here). 

Dr. Woychik is responsible for:
Lectures on
—Mycoplasma
—Spirochetes
—Chlamydia
—Rickettsia

3. Ethical Scientific Conduct (every Spring semester)
(IDST 5000 and 16:115:556)
Dr. Woychik is a discussion facilitator