School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Basic Immunology

Module code: BMD251

Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM2

  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12: Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 5, 8: Wednesday 12 pm - 2 pm

Contact: Dr Sian Henson
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: BIO171, BIO163, BIO161

Prerequisites: Basic Biochemistry (SBS017), Heredity and Gene Action (SBS008), The Diversity of Life (SBS005). This module will cover the principles of innate and acquired immunity, as well as the structure and function of cells and organs of the immune system. Antigens, immunoglobins, complement, and immunoassays and the molecular basis of Bcell and Tcell responses are also covered. Other topics include major histocompatibility complex, antigen presentation, cellcell interactions and cytokines. Transplantation, tolerance, autoimmunity, infectious diseases, inflammation and hypersensitivity reactions are also considered.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework
Level: 5