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Surgical Immunology - SURG5021

Year - 2020

Inflammation and immunopathology are encountered frequently in surgical practice, in settings such as acute pancreatitis, inflammatory bowel disease and rejection of organ transplants. Manipulation of the immune system through treatment with checkpoint inhibitors and other forms of immunotherapy is assuming increasing importance in the treatment of malignant melanoma and various other cancers. This unit of study will introduce students to the fundamental aspects of innate and cognate immune responses and their relationship to the clinical manifestations of some common surgical conditions.

The unit is delivered online and will require approximately 10 hours study per week.

participation in generation and peer review of assessment items (10%), online quizzes (25%,) case discussions (25%), online exam (40%)

Abbas, Lichtman and Pillai, Cellular and Molecular Immunology, 9th edition, Saunders .


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Surgery
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: Associate Professor Alexandra Sharland and Associate Professor Jerome Laurence
HECS Band: 3
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