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Principles of Immunology (MIIM30002)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeMIIM30002
Semester 1
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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.

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.

Last updated: 10 August 2019