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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.
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.
Last updated: 5 June 2022