Principles of Immunology BIOL5356
- Academic Session: 2021-22
- School: Infection Immunity and Inflammation
- Credits: 20
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Semester 1
- Available to Visiting Students: No
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
This course will provide students with a holistic understanding of the biological processes of the body's immune system (Immunology) and provide a fundamental comprehension of the application of these processes in precision medicine.
This course is made up of lectures and tutorials which take place in semester 1.
Essay (3,000 words) - 75% (ILOs I and 2)
Annotated Bibliographies - 25% (ILO 3)
Specifically, the course aims to:
■ Introduce students to the fundamental cells, anatomy and molecules of the immune system.
■ Provide students with the opportunity to study basic immunological processes and interactions.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ Critically appraise the fundamental cells, processes, and anatomy of the innate and adaptive immune systems.
■ Demonstrate a detailed and critical knowledge of signalling, antigen presentation and the role of cytokines in the immune system.
■ Critically appraise the literature relating to biological, molecular and cellular process in Immunology.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.