Molecular and Cellular Immunology (IMMU3102)
UNIT OF STUDY
This study unit builds on the series of lectures that outlined the general properties of the immune system, effector lymphocytes and their functions, delivered in the core courses, IMMU2101 - Introductory Immunology and BMED2404 - Microbes, Infection and Immunity (formerly IMMU2001 and BMED2807). In this unit the molecular and cellular aspects of the immune system are investigated in detail. We emphasise fundamental concepts to provide a scientific basis for studies of the coordinated and regulated immune responses that lead to elimination of infectious organisms. Guest lectures from research scientists eminent in particular branches of immunological research are a special feature of the course. These provide challenging information from the forefront of research that will enable the student to become aware of the many components that come under the broad heading 'Immunology'. Three lectures (1 hour each) will be given each fortnight: 2 lectures in one week and one lecture the following week, for the duration of the course. This unit directly complements the unit "Immunology in Human Disease IMMU3202" and students are very strongly advised to undertake these study units concurrently.
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Further unit of study information
Three 1 hour lectures, one tutorial and one 4-hour practical per fortnight.
Formal examination (one 2 hour exam) and Progressive assessment including written, practical and oral based assessments (100%).
Abbas, AK, Lichtman, AH and Pillai, S. Cellular and Molecular Immunology 7th edition. 2011. Elsevier.
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Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
IMMU2101 and 6cp of Intermediate units of study from Biochemistry or Biology or Microbiology or Molecular Biology and Genetics or Pharmacology or Physiology. For BMedSc: 18 credit points of BMED including (BMED2401 and BMED2404) or BMED2807.
Assumed knowledge: Intermediate biochemistry and molecular biology and genetics.
IMMU3002, IMMU3902, BMED3003
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