Mechanisms of immune activation and tolerance, molecular immunology, allergy, autoimmunity, immunodeficiency, immunoendocrinology, tumour immunotherapy and transplant immunology. Tools for tumour immunotherapy, fluorescent cell sorting, lymphocyte activation, cytotoxicity and cytokine assays.
The immune system helps determine how our bodies respond to infections, allergens,
transplantation and cancer. Understanding how it functions is essential for the development
of effective vaccines and treatments for diseases like cancer and autoimmunity. This
paper will demonstrate how the immune system functions and give you the opportunity
to see how your knowledge can be applied.
A course in immunology opens up career possibilities in fields as diverse as influenza vaccine development, cancer immunotherapy and immunisation education. This course will build on your fundamental knowledge of immunology. This paper is ideal if you want to explore and develop your understanding of the immune system, and investigate the application of immunology knowledge at the interface between disease and the host response to disease.
|Paper title||Advanced Immunology|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,038.45|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,680.00|
- MICR 223
- Recommended Preparation
- MICR 221
- Schedule C
- Appropriate for BSc or BBiomedSc students.
- Associate Professor Roslyn Kemp: firstname.lastname@example.org
- More information link
- View more information about MICR 334
- Teaching staff
- Convenor: Associate Professor Roslyn Kemp
Other Lecturers: Associate Professor Alex McLellan, Dr Jo Kirman and Megan Hall
- Paper Structure
- The lectures focus on:
- Comparative Immunity and Innate Immune Responses
- Antigen Recognition and Presentation
- Lab Preparation
- Immune Regulation
- B Cell Immunology
- Teaching Arrangements
- 24 lectures
4 weeks of practical work (12 hours/week)
There are two lectures per week for all weeks of the first semester. There is one laboratory session per week, with each laboratory session running over 2-4 days. Students may leave the lab for other commitments, such as lectures, and are able to plan their experiments to fit in with these commitments. The laboratory classes run in weeks 5-8 of the first semester.
Kuby Immunology by Thomas J. Kindt, Barbara A. Osborne, Richard A. Goldsby (6th Edition)
Immunobiology: the immune system in health and disease (7th or 8th Edition) by Janeway C. and Travers P, Blackwell Scientific Publications
- Course outline
- View course outline for MICR 334
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
- Build on fundamental knowledge of immunology.
- Investigate the application of immunology knowledge at the interface between disease and the host response to disease.