This module provides students with a sound
understanding of the immune responses that underpin clinically important areas, namely defence
against infections, hypersensitivity states and allergy,
immunopathology, and transplantation. Students gain
an overview of the innate and adaptive immunity. They
learn to appreciate fundamental immunological events
such as initiation of the immune response, leading from
antigen presentation and co-stimulation through cell
activation pathways to the actions of cytokines. The
module also covers the building blocks of the immune
system cells, organs and the major receptor molecules
including antibodies, T cell receptors and MHC molecules.
Furthermore, the module seeks to enhance students’ skills
in experimental design, conducting simple immunology
experiments and keeping of laboratory records.
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