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IMMU3102: Molecular and Cellular Immunology

This unit builds on content delivered in core courses, IMMU2X11 Immunobiology and MIMI2X02/MEDS2004 Microbes, Infection and Immunity, that outlined the general properties of the immune system, effector lymphocytes and their functions. In IMMU3102 we delve deeper to investigate the molecular and cellular aspects of the immune response that underpins the coordinated and regulated 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'.

Code IMMU3102
Academic unit Department of Medical Sciences
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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IMMU2101 or BMED2404 or MEDS2004 or MIMI2X02 or IMMU2X11
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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IMMU3902

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate a thorough understanding of the molecular and cellular components/functions of the mammalian immune system
  • LO2. develop effective skills in retrieving, analysing, and interpreting scientific information from current literature sources
  • LO3. foster and develop advanced oral and written communication skills
  • LO4. demonstrate knowledge of and training in performing, analysing, and interpreting laboratory based experiments.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.