|Level:||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Science and Technology|
|Discipline:||Academic Program Area - Science|
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery 2020 Semester 1 DR Reena GHILDYAL (Ph: +61 2 62015755 ) ON-CAMPUS
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This unit introduces basic concepts in immunology. The lectures deal with B- and T- lyphocytes, antibodies, complement factors, antigen presentation, interferons and other cytokines, immunodeficiencies, autoimmunity, cancer and vaccine strategies. The laboratory component contains key immunology techniques such as microscopy, flow cytometry, ELISA and PCR.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Understand the differences between innate and adaptive immunity;
2. Describe organs and cells of the immune system;
3. Describe antigen processing presentation and recognition;
4. Describe B and T cell maturation, activation and differentiation;
5. Understand the role of antibodies in disease, diagnostics and research;
6. Describe the complement system;
7. Discuss the importance of vaccinations for the prevention and cure of many infectious diseases;
8. Describe and the development of autoimmune diseases; and
9. Understand the development of cancer and discuss current and future treatment options.
UC - Canberra, Bruce
- Semester 1, 2020
- Semester 1, 2019
- Semester 1, 2018
Two one-hour lectures and one three-hour practical a week.
Biochemistry or equivalent previous units.
Pathobiology or equivalent previous units.
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