Extends student knowledge of the immune system, including concepts of innate and acquired immune responses and how it develops specificity and diversity. This unit is designed to give students essential knowledge of the immune system that will be useful in many areas of biomedical science.
Topic 1: Innate immunity
Topic 2: Cells and tissues involved in mounting immune responses
Topic 3: The complement system
Topic 4: Antibody: structure and function
Topic 5: Mechanisms of humoral immunity
Topic 6: Antibody technology
Topic 7: Antigen processing and presentation
Topic 8: The roles of T cells: help to B cells, CMI and memory
Topic 9: Cytokines and receptors in the immune system
Topic 10: Lymphocyte development and differentiation
Topic 11 Disorders of the immune system
Topic 12: MHC gene subtypes, their evolutionary diversity and their importance in transplantation of organs.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||explain the development of the immune system and the generation of immune memory and tolerance||Ethical practice|
|2||compare the key structural and cellular components and functions of the immune system||Ethical practice|
|3||explain the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) molecules including a discussion of MHC gene subtypes, their evolutionary diversity and their importance in transplantation of organs||Ethical practice|
|4||explain the cellular interactions and activation of immune cells in response to foreign antigen and cytokines||Ethical practice|
|5||generate, evaluate and compile accurate laboratory-based data into a scientific structured written report||Ethical practice||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
Teaching and assessment
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