Undergraduate Course: Immunology 3 (BILG09007)
|School||School of Biological Sciences
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||A course in cellular and molecular immunology presented in the context of human disease: cells and tissues of the immune system; antibodies, T cell receptors and immune recognition; the regulation of immune responses; defects of the immune system; AIDS; immunity to pathogens and vaccines. Laboratory work illustrates the lectures and gives some practice in experimental applications.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 23,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 13,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 3,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Normally, two compulsory items of in-course assessment: prepared Essay [25%] and a Practical Test consisting of questions on material covered in practicals [15%]).
Degree examination: one 2-hour examination in December [60%].
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||Immunology 3||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Knowledge of the cells which comprise the mammalian immune system, including their distinguishing features, recognition mechanisms, tissue distribution and interactions.
- Knowledge of the ways in which immune responses are initiated by experimental antigens (and some pathogens); understanding of the molecular processes involved, and of the regulation of immune responses at the cellular level.
- Knowledge of the functions of the immune system in selected diseases, especially infectious diseases.
- The ability to perform practical procedures with care, to produce accurate results, to understand the theoretical basis of the techniques employed, and to maintain a full and accurate record of your results and conclusions.
- The ability to research and review an immunological topic in the current scientific literature and, by means of a course essay, to communicate the results of the literature research in writing, clearly, concisely, and in a well-structured manner.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||To facilitate practicals, the School of Biology has been given permission to vary the timetable of class sessions: note that most lectures start at 13.30. Laboratory practicals and/or tutorials normally follow the lectures.
|Course organiser||Prof Rose Zamoyska
Tel: (0131 6)51 3686
|Course secretary||Miss Claire Fox
Tel: (0131 6)50 5454
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