Courses & Units

Immunology CXA211

Launceston

Introduction

This unit is designed to give the student a broad understanding of the immune system and its functions. Topics include: activation and regulation of innate and adaptive immunity and the principles governing vaccination; the molecular basis of antigen specificity; antibody structure and interaction with antigens; disorders of the immune system; tumour and transplantation immunology; the application of immunological reactions for the diagnosis and monitoring of disease; and the use of immunological techniques as analytical tools in the clinical laboratory.

Summary

Unit name Immunology
Unit code CXA211
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Coordinator Associate Professor Rajaraman (Raj) Eri
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

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International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the key components of the normal innate and adaptive immune responses and differentiate between the different causes of abnormal immune responses
  • Show competency in basic immunological technical skills and critically assess and analyse laboratory results
  • Communicate scientifically both orally and in writing using professional/biomedical language and terminology.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
019901 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,354.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Requisites

Prerequisites

CZZ101 AND CZZ102

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Tutorial – 2 hours (weekly), Practical – 3 hours (weekly)

AssessmentMid-semester test (15%)|Examination (50%)|Laboratory results booklet (25%)|Tutorial questions (10%)
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Textbooks

Required

You will need the following text:
Kuby Immunology 7th Edition, by Judith A. Owen, Jenni Punt, Sharon A. Stranford.

Recommended

Basic Immunology: Functions and disorders of the immune system 4th Edn. Abbas, A. Lichtman, A. & Pillai S. Saunders, 2014
Immunology for Medical Students. Nairn, R. and Helbert, M. Mosby, 2002.
Basic and Clinical Immunology. Peakman M and Vergani D, Churchill Livingstone, 1997.
Immunology: A Short Course. 5th Edn. Benjamani, E. Coico, R. & Sunshine G. Wiley Liss, 2003.
Immunology: Theoretical & Practical Concepts in Laboratory Medicine. Zane, H. Saunders, 2001.
Immunobiology: The Immune System in Health and Disease. Janeway, C. & Travers, P. Churchill Livinstone, 1997.
Cellular and Molecular Immunology. Abbas, A., Lichtman, A. & Pober, J. Saunders 1991.
Immunology. 3rd ed. Roitt, I., Brostoff, J. & Male, D. Mosby, 1993.

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