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. Two hour tutorials will run weeks 2 to 7 and four hour practical will run from week 8 to 13.
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 8th edition. 2015. Elsevier.
IMMU2101 or BMED2404 or MEDS2004 or MIMI2X02 or IMMU2X11Prohibitions