Undergraduate Course: Clinical Immunology & Haematology 3A (MSBM09005)
|School||School of Biomedical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Clinical Immunology & Haematology 3 is a Junior Honours course designed to prepare BSc Medical Sciences students for the Honours Course in Medical Sciences, and, BSc Biological Sciences students for Honours programmes such as Infectious Diseases, Medical Biology, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Physiology and Reproductive Biology. The aims of this course are to demonstrate, through lectures and other learning environments, how the immune system develops, prevents infectious diseases and interacts with other bodily systems to limit or cause tissue damage. The course will give students a good grounding in theoretical and practical aspects of immunology and haematology with an emphasis on aspects of clinical immunology. During the course diseases involving the immune system will be used to illustrate its normal function. The course includes sections on haematology and stem cell origins of the haematopoietic/immune systems, acute and chronic inflammation, autoimmunity, allergy, transplantation, immune responses to infectious disease including vaccination and HIV infection. Material covering forensics, oncology and cytology will be included to relate the main content in a wider and applied context.
The lecture programme will run for 11 weeks and will be base around the discipline of Clinical Immunology but introductory session to cover haematology and basic immunology. There will be a practical session related to haematology. Tutorial will be based on published scientific papers and case studies. Working in groups, students will produce a Wiki based on a subject relating to the course content.
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 23,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 3,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Degree examination ¿ 60%
Practical report ¿ 10%
Wiki ¿ 30%
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00|
| During this course, students should obtain:
1. Detailed knowledge (or information on where to find it) of immune and haematopoietic system cells and molecules, and of advanced disease-related topics which prepare the student for Honours Medical Sciences and allied subjects.
2. Knowledge of how changes to the normal physiology of immune system cells can underlie human diseases and disorders.
3. Knowledge primarily of clinical immunology & haematology in humans.
4. Improved knowledge of scientific literature, practical and data interpretation skills.
5. Development of the ability to work as a team member and to critically appraise the efforts of others.
6. Improvement of computer skills and written information presentation skills, including ability to research a topic and produce a well-constructed educational web-wiki.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Exam should be in week 3 of exam period 2 (beginning of May) to give time for exam scripts to be marked in time due to increased student numbers.
Exam should be held at same time as Clinical Immunology & Haematology 3B.
|Course organiser||Prof Sarah Howie
Tel: (0131 6)50 2959
|Course secretary||Ms Tracy Noden
Tel: (0131 6)50 3717
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