Postgraduate Course: Host responses to infection (INAH11002)
|School||Deanery of Biomedical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course aims to promote an understanding of the host responses to infection, including intrinsic and extrinsic strategies for disease control.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| Students will be required to have regular access to a networked computer, and will be responsible for providing their own computing equipment and consumables.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 20,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
Online Activities 50,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Formal summative written assessment will constitute 60% of the student's grade. Online discussion in both a synchronous and asynchronous environment will contribute further to the final mark. In combination with the submission of electronic course assignments, these elements will provide the remaining 40% of the final mark.
|No Exam Information
| At the completion of this course the candidate should understand the innate and adaptive immunity, the induction of an immune response and the role of cells involved in this process. Candidates will use case studies to appreciate the immune effector function and control of a range of infectious agents, including intra- and extra-cellular bacterial, viral pathogens, protozoa and worms.
In addition to this the candidate should:
- understand innate and adaptive immunity
- appreciate the structure, function and role played by antibodies
- understand the control of infectious diseases
- understand susceptibility and resistance to disease.
- appreciate detection of the immune response as a diagnostic strategy.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||This courses will be taught entirely by distance learning, using the virtual learning environment Learn as the delivery platform. Course materials are protected by secure username and password access, that will be made available to registered users.
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||This course will be delivered online through Learn.
The course will run from the 2nd of October to the 16th of December.
|Course organiser||Dr Ewan Macleod
Tel: 0131 242 9379
|Course secretary||Miss Lauren Sandford
Tel: (0131 6)51 5470
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