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Advanced Immunology and Cell Technology
Boost your knowledge and response to immunology in diagnostics and therapeutic research. Study pathogens and antigen processing and presentation. Expose immune responses and immune deficiency. Reveal antibodies, vaccines and vaccinations
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On completion of this course, the student should be able to:
• Recall advanced knowledge of the underlying principles of immunology and its application in solving problems in biological systems.
• Have an awareness of some current research activities in the field and possible applications of this knowledge.
• Have a working knowledge of some immunological techniques and their applications.
• Demonstrate skills in critical review and analysis of scientific data and the oral and written presentation of this knowledge.
• Demonstrate communication of scientific information.
• demonstrate the ability to conduct and analyse results from experiments and to communicate findings in a written form.
- Antigen processing and presentation, T cell activation, cytokine networks
- Cancer immunology
- Transplantation immunology
You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this subject:
Detailed knowledge of molecular biology, as obtained by passing Molecular Biology is required, or an equivalent course or provide evidence of equivalent capabilities.
- Attendance requirements - Practical classes will be completely online for SP2.
This course provides students with knowledge and understanding of, and practical skills in, immunology and the way it is applied in diagnostic and therapeutic techniques and research. Topics covered include:
An overview of the immune system including organs, cells and receptors.
Recognition of pathogens; antigen processing and presentation; Co-stimulatory signals for T cell activation; Role of cytokines in lymphocyte maturation and activation. Immunity to infection and pathological consequences of immunodeficiencies; Immune responses to viral infections, HIV and AIDS; Molecular basis of antigen recognition. Antibodies and applications; Approaches to vaccination; Immunotherapies;
Cancer immunology and vaccines; Transplantation immunology
- Practical (15%)
- Essay (35%)
- Invigilated Exam (50%)