Undergraduate Course: Immunotherapy (MSBM10005)
|School||School of Biomedical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The aim of this course is to introduce students to immunotherapy as an alternative form of disease prevention/treatment and to develop an understanding of the concept of, and technologies involved in, harnessing the immune response to treat infections, cancers and autoimmunity.
Topics to be covered include:
? What is immunotherapy?
? Immunotherapy ? historical perspectives
? Background to a healthy immune system
? Human immunodeficiences
? Monoclonal antibody technology
? Clinical use of monoclonal antibodies
? T cell and dendritic cell technologies
? Cellular therapies in clinical practice
? Clinical trials
? Genetic manipulation and the future of immunotherapy
The teaching will be based around recent publications on the development of immunotherapy and will cover all aspects from basic laboratory-based research to clinical trials.
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| To gain an understanding of immunotherapy and the conditions it can be used to treat.
To be able to evaluate the role of different strategies in the treatment of diseases.
To build on the knowledge gained to address issues important for the design of therapeutic and preventative measures.
Gain experience in interpreting experimental data and communicating the findings both in writing and orally.
The ability to assess scientific papers critically and explain the findings.
The ability to relate what is learned at one session to discussions held at a different time and to integrate the information into the overall framework.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Philip Larkman
Tel: (0131 6)50 3517
|Course secretary||Ms Lisa Ketchion
Tel: (0131 6)51 1629