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. 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 immunology and autoimmunity. This paper 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.
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|Semester 1 (On campus)
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- MICR 223
- Recommended Preparation
- MICR 221
- Schedule C
- Appropriate for BSc or BBiomedSc students.
Professor Roslyn Kemp: firstname.lastname@example.org
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- Teaching staff
- Paper Structure
The lectures focus on:
- Comparative Immunity and Innate Immune Responses Antigen Recognition and Presentation
- Lab Preparation
- T Cell Immunology
- B Cell Immunology
- Immune Memory and Vaccines
The laboratory course investigates T cell heterogeneity. In these labs, you will work in groups to design and carry out experiments to culture T cell populations and to change them into different populations. Several protocols will be provided to help you.
- Poster for Practical Component (20%)
- Blackboard Quiz on lab content (10%)
- Final Exam (70%)
- Teaching Arrangements
Four 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.
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Course outline
Contact the course convenor for a course outline.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper will:
- Build on fundamental knowledge of immunology
- Investigate the application of immunology knowledge at the interface between disease and the host response to disease