Immunology

IMMUNOLOGY (HONOURS)

The Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours) (Immunology) requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 4000-level Honours coursework core units, and
(ii) 36 credit points of 4000-level Honours research project units

Honours Coursework Core

IDIP4101 Developing Laboratory Based Skills

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Carl Feng Session: Semester 1 Classes: 4 intensive days of workshops and seminars and 1 x 2 hr workshop/fortnight for 10 wks Prohibitions: LIFE4101 Assumed knowledge: A major in one of the following areas: Anatomy and Histology, Applied Medical Science, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biology, Cell and Developmental Biology, Genetics and Genomics, Immunology and Pathology, Infectious Diseases, Medicinal Chemistry, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Physiology, Quantitative Life Sciences. Assessment: online MCQs (20%), laboratory regulatory reports (20%), analyse and present data (30%), scientific report (30%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Central to addressing any of the fundamental issues in medical science is the ability to effectively and safely design and carry out research experiments in the laboratory. This unit brings together expertise from multiple areas within the Charles Perkins centre to provide students with the fundamental knowledge and hands on experience required prior to commencing a research project in the areas of infectious diseases, immunology and pathology. You will learn the necessary work health and safety, and regulatory requirements for working in a physical containment 2 (PC2) laboratory, as well as what makes a well-planned experiment, and how to analyse, record and effectively present data. These face-to-face workshops and hands-on laboratory tasks, coupled with online learning material will equip you with the necessary skills to embark on a research project addressing some of the many issues related to human health and disease.
IDIP4102 Analysing and Communicating Research

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Carl Feng Session: Semester 2 Classes: attendance to fortnightly seminar series, participation in fortnightly journal clubs (1 x 1 hr for 12 wks) and class group meeting (1 x 2 hr for 12 wks), participation in a research symposium (1 day) and final oral presentation seminar (1 day) Assumed knowledge: A major in one of the following areas: Anatomy and Histology, Applied Medical Science, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biology, Cell and Developmental Biology, Genetics and Genomics, Immunology and Pathology, Infectious Diseases, Medicinal Chemistry, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Physiology, Quantitative Life Sciences. Assessment: journal club presentation (10%), poster presentation (20%), data presentation (10%), final research project presentation (60%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
You cannot perform scientific research in a vacuum. A scientist must be able to critique the existing body of literature and identify any potential weaknesses as well as gaps in knowledge and then place their own research within the context of this prior information. This unit of study will teach you how to comprehend and assess scientific literature from the areas of Immunology, Infectious diseases and Pathology and then frame and integrate your own research in this context. You will also learn the best methods to effectively communicate your research to a wide audience using a variety of tools. By attending seminars given by experts in the field and attending and participating in journal clubs you will learn how to critically evaluate research. You will also present your own research data in a poster format at a research symposium as well as give oral presentations to members of the Infectious diseases and Immunology and Pathology disciplines. This unit will enable you to critically evaluate scientific data and effectively present research work, which are essential skills for any scientist.
The following unit will not run in 2020: IDIP4101, IDIP4102.

Honours Core Research Project

IMMU4103 Immunology Honours Project A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Carl Feng Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: individual work in a research lab supported by an approved USyd supervisor Assessment: written examination (80%), oral examination (20%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Typically a student will have a day supervisor who they meet with daily and an overall supervisor who they will meet with at least weekly. Supervisory arrangement will vary between research groups.
Undertaking an Honours project is your first step toward becoming an independent research scientist. For the duration of the honours year you will be immersed in a research environment and work towards solving an important issue related to human health and disease. The Honours program in Immunology provides the opportunity for full-time research on a proposed project supervised by a staff member expert in that field. You will design and carry out experiments to test your hypotheses. You will communicate a research plan and findings through a written task culminating in an Honours thesis. Doing an Honours research project will prepare you for undertaking further research in a PhD or a variety of exciting careers in medical research.
IMMU4104 Immunology Honours Project B

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Carl Feng Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: individual work in a research lab supported by an approved USyd supervisor Corequisites: IMMU4103 Assessment: written examination (80%), oral examination (20%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Typically a student will have a day supervisor who they meet with daily and an overall supervisor who they will meet with at least weekly. Supervisory arrangement will vary between research groups.
Undertaking an Honours project is your first step toward becoming an independent research scientist. For the duration of the honours year you will be immersed in a research environment and work towards solving an important issue related to human health and disease. The Honours program in Immunology provides the opportunity for full-time research on a proposed project supervised by a staff member expert in that field. You will design and carry out experiments to test your hypotheses. You will communicate a research plan and findings through a written task culminating in an Honours thesis. Doing an Honours research project will prepare you for undertaking further research in a PhD or a variety of exciting careers in medical research.
IMMU4105 Immunology Honours Project C

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Carl Feng Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: individual work in a research lab supported by an approved USyd supervisor Corequisites: IMMU4104 Assessment: written examination (80%), oral examination (20%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Typically a student will have a day supervisor who they meet with daily and an overall supervisor who they will meet with at least weekly. Supervisory arrangement will vary between research groups.
Undertaking an Honours project is your first step toward becoming an independent research scientist. For the duration of the honours year you will be immersed in a research environment and work towards solving an important issue related to human health and disease. The Honours program in Immunology provides the opportunity for full-time research on a proposed project supervised by a staff member expert in that field. You will design and carry out experiments to test your hypotheses. You will communicate a research plan and findings through a written task culminating in an Honours thesis. Doing an Honours research project will prepare you for undertaking further research in a PhD or a variety of exciting careers in medical research.
IMMU4106 Immunology Honours Project D

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Carl Feng Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: individual work in a research lab supported by an approved USyd supervisor Corequisites: IMMU4105 Assessment: written examination (80%), oral examination (20%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Typically a student will have a day supervisor who they meet with daily and an overall supervisor who they will meet with at least weekly. Supervisory arrangement will vary between research groups.
Undertaking an Honours project is your first step toward becoming an independent research scientist. For the duration of the honours year you will be immersed in a research environment and work towards solving an important issue related to human health and disease. The Honours program in Immunology provides the opportunity for full-time research on a proposed project supervised by a staff member expert in that field. You will design and carry out experiments to test your hypotheses. You will communicate a research plan and findings through a written task culminating in an Honours thesis. Doing an Honours research project will prepare you for undertaking further research in a PhD or a variety of exciting careers in medical research.
IMMU4107 Immunology Honours Project E

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Carl Feng Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: individual work in a research lab supported by an approved USyd supervisor Corequisites: IMMU4106 Assessment: written examination (80%), oral examination (20%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Typically a student will have a day supervisor who they meet with daily and an overall supervisor who they will meet with at least weekly. Supervisory arrangement will vary between research groups.
Undertaking an Honours project is your first step toward becoming an independent research scientist. For the duration of the honours year you will be immersed in a research environment and work towards solving an important issue related to human health and disease. The Honours program in Immunology provides the opportunity for full-time research on a proposed project supervised by a staff member expert in that field. You will design and carry out experiments to test your hypotheses. You will communicate a research plan and findings through a written task culminating in an Honours thesis. Doing an Honours research project will prepare you for undertaking further research in a PhD or a variety of exciting careers in medical research.
IMMU4108 Immunology Honours Project F

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Carl Feng Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: individual work in a research lab supported by an approved USyd supervisor Corequisites: IMMU4107 Assessment: written examination (80%), oral examination (20%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Typically a student will have a day supervisor who they meet with daily and an overall supervisor who they will meet with at least weekly. Supervisory arrangement will vary between research groups.
Undertaking an Honours project is your first step toward becoming an independent research scientist. For the duration of the honours year you will be immersed in a research environment and work towards solving an important issue related to human health and disease. The Honours program in Immunology provides the opportunity for full-time research on a proposed project supervised by a staff member expert in that field. You will design and carry out experiments to test your hypotheses. You will communicate a research plan and findings through a written task culminating in an Honours thesis. Doing an Honours research project will prepare you for undertaking further research in a PhD or a variety of exciting careers in medical research.