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Principles of Immunology (MIIM30002)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2017
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeMIIM30002
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject will describe the development, function and regulation of cells of the immune system; immunoglobulins; cytokines; immunological mechanisms operating in immunity to infectious disease; autoimmunity; hypersensitivity; and transplantation and tumour immunology.

Intended learning outcomes

By the completion of the subject the students should understand and be able to describe:

  • the development, function and regulation of cells of the immune system;
  • the relationship between structure and function of antibodies;
  • the molecular and cellular basis of recognition of antigen by T cells;
  • the molecular and cellular basis of innate immune responses;
  • the basis of immune mechanisms underlying immunity to infection and autoimmune disease, hypersensitivity reactions, immunodeficiency diseases and transplant and tumour rejection.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:

  • the ability to interpret scientific literature and interpret data from electronic databases.
  • the capacity to integrate knowledge across disciplines.
  • the ability to comprehend a question, evaluate the relevant information and communicate an answer.

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

B. Science students (pre 2013)
Prerequisite subjects are both:

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
MIIM20001 Principles of Microbiology & Immunology
Semester 1
12.5
MIIM20003

B. Sc. students who have taken MIIM20001 Principles in Microbiology and Immunology BUT NOT MIIM20003 Experimental Microbiology MAY be admitted to this subject after discussion with and specific permission from the subject coordinators.

Additionally, B.Sci students who have completed BCMB20002 BUT NOT MIIM20001 may be admitted to this subject after discussion with and specific permission from the subject coordinators.

BSc Students (2013 on):

One of:

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
MIIM20001 Principles of Microbiology & Immunology
Semester 1
12.5
BCMB20002 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

B. Biomedicine students (pre 2013):
Prerequisite subjects are both:

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
BIOM20001 Molecular and Cellular Biomedicine
Semester 1
25
MIIM20002 Microbes, Infections and Responses
Semester 2
12.5

B. Biomedicine students (2013 on):

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
BIOM20001 Molecular and Cellular Biomedicine
Semester 1
25

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

None

Recommended background knowledge

The 200 level prerequisite subjects should have provided a solid background in Microbiology and Immunology. An understanding of the molecules, genes and biology of the cell is important.

Core participation requirements

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability

Assessment

Description

  • 2 X 45 min written examinations held at around Week 5 and Week 10 of semester (2 X 20%)
  • A 2 hour written examination held in the examination period (60%)

Dates & times

  • Semester 1
    Principal coordinatorOdilia Wijburg
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours36 lectures (three a week)
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period27 February 2017 to 28 May 2017
    Last self-enrol date10 March 2017
    Census date31 March 2017
    Last date to withdraw without fail 5 May 2017
    Assessment period ends23 June 2017

    Semester 1 contact information

    Subject Coordinators

    Prof. Andrew Brooks

    agbrooks@unimelb.edu.au

    Dr. Odilia Wijburg

    odilia@unimelb.edu.au

    Administrative Coordinator

    BiomedSci-AcademicServices@unimelb.edu.au

Time commitment details

170 hours

Further information

Prescribed texts

Janeway's Immunobiology (Murphy et al) 8th Edn, 2012

Notes

This subject is available to students enrolled in the:

NG B. Sc.
NG B. Biomed

Students enrolled in the BSc (pre-2008 BSc), BASc or a combined BSc course will receive science credit for the completion of this subject.

Related majors/minors/specialisations

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Breadth options

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Last updated: 12 December 2017