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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
Upon completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- explain the relationship between structure and function of antibodies;
- describe and discuss the development, function and regulation of cells of the immune system;
- discuss the molecular and cellular basis of recognition of antigen by T cells;
- discuss the molecular and cellular basis of innate immune responses;
- explain the basis of immune mechanisms underlying immunity to infection and autoimmune disease, hypersensitivity reactions, immunodeficiency diseases and transplant and tumour rejection;
- integrate knowledge acquired throughout the subject and apply it to novel scenarios.
- interpret experimental evidence that supports exemplar immunological concepts;
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: 16 November 2019