|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Science And Technology|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Science||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 3 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn 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.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
PrerequisitesBiochemistry or equivalent previous units.
CorequisitesPathobiology or equivalent previous units.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Ms Sandy Thomas|
1. Punt J, Stranford SA, Jones PP and Owen JA (2019), Kuby Immunology (8th edition). Freemann and Co, NewYork.
2. Thomas S and Frese M (2023), Immunology — Practical Notes 2023
The textbook (in print or ebook) can be purchased on campus from "The School Locker". Details about the release date and how to purchase the Practical Notes 2023 will be provided on the Canvas site for this unit.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Research topic PowerPoint presentation slides must be submitted before the presentation is given (deadline is the beginning of the presentation). Late submissions without an approved extension will result in the assignment not being marked and zero being recorded for this particular assignment. Only in extenuating circumstances will a late submission be considered upon the production of supporting documentation and at the discretion of the unit convener.
Special assessment requirements
In order to pass, students must:
(i) attempt the following assessment items: the mid-semester test, the research topic presentation and the final exam;
(ii) gain a mark of at least 50% in the final exam;
(iii) gain an overall mark of at least 50%; and
(iv) participate in at least 5 of the 8 laboratory classes, not counting the Research Presentation (regardless of medical or counselling certificates).
The unit convener reserves the right to question students orally on any of their submitted work.
Supplementary assessment will only be offered to students who have failed a single unit in their final semester with a final mark between 45-49% and if the unit is required for course completion. Refer to the UC Supplementary Assessment Policy.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
The learning in the unit is through lectures and practical laboratory classes; there are 2 hours of lectures and 3 hours of practicals every week. It is assumed that you will spend, on average, a total of 10 hours every week on this subject, including the 5 hours of contact time.
Participation in all laboratory (practical) classes is a compulsory condition of this unit, and attendance will be recorded. In the event that you cannot attend your assigned laboratory class due to illness or unavoidable commitments, contact the Unit Convener as soon as possible and provide medical or counselling certificates. However, in order to pass, you must participate in at least 5 of the 8 Practical classes, not counting the Research Presentation (regardless of medical or counselling certificates).
Required IT skills
Basic knowledge of internet browsers, Microsoft Office or similar program packages.
Apart from acquiring a laboratory coat and the Practical Notes 2023, there are no specific costs associated with this unit.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Foundation of unit:
This unit provides basic scientific understanding of Immunology but also its application to current practices in diagnostic and research laboratories and, with COVID, in the community.
Provision of information to the group:
Notifications through Canvas are deemed to be made to the whole class. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that they check for announcements on the unit's Canvas website. Furthermore, students should ensure they check their student email regularly.
Use of student email account:
The University email policy states that "students wishing to contact the University via email regarding administrative or academic matters need to send the email from the University account for identity verification purposes". Therefore all unit enquiries should be emailed using a student university email account. Students should contact firstname.lastname@example.org if they have any issues accessing their university email account.
In all cases of absence, sickness or personal problems, it is the student's responsibility to ensure that the unit convener is informed. The participation requirement must be met in order to pass the unit.
Potentially hazardous materials will be used as part of this unit. Risk assessments have been performed and control measures implemented to manage the hazards and risks. Students have an obligation to comply with any safety directions issued by staff and to inform staff if incidents of a potentially hazardous nature occur.
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