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Undergraduate Course: Immunobiology (IMMU10001)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Biological Sciences CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course will cover most aspects of the basic biology of the immune system. Initial lectures will consider the cells of the immune system, their function, the stucture of lymphoid organs and the how cells move around the within and between lymphoid organs to bring about crucial interactions. The information provided is viewed as core knowledge for students wishing to gain an honours degree in Immunology; it will be useful, if not essential, for many of the other immunology electives. Following on from this orientation to the immune system, the course will narrow its focus onto 4 main areas of immune biology:

1. How the innate immune system (evolutionarily old) underlies and informs the adaptive immune system (lymphocytes).

2. How the immune system decides when (and how) to respond (issues such as co-stimulation, self versus non-self discrimination and danger).

3 How the immune system is prevented from responding to self (tolerance).

4. How the immune system remembers is has encountered an microorganism already (memory). These represent fields of very active current research and in which big, important questions remain. The course will involve a mixture of lectures and problem-based learning with an emphasis on discussion of the controversial aspects of the subject.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Immunology 3 (BILG09007)
It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Clinical Immunology & Haematology 3B (MSBM09004)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Possible 50 contribution to "field-trip to Firbush at start of course
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 15, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 7, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 74 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) By written Exam, 2 essay-type questions, Dec Weeks 12-13.
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Immunobiology2:00
Learning Outcomes
Basic understanding of the current field of Immunology. Development of an intellectual framework of the immune system upon which other courses build. Attainment of advanced skills in reading and understanding the primary literature. Development of scientific problem solving skills. Development of oral presentation skills.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Keywordsimmbio
Contacts
Course organiserProf David Gray
Tel: (0131 6)50 5500
Email: D.Gray@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Claire Fox
Tel: (0131 6)50 5454
Email: claire.fox@ed.ac.uk
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