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.
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
|Coordinator||Associate Professor Rajaraman (Raj) Eri|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- 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.
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PrerequisitesCZZ101 AND CZZ102
Tutorial – 2 hours (weekly), Practical – 3 hours (weekly)
|Assessment||Mid-semester test (15%)|Examination (50%)|Laboratory results booklet (25%)|Tutorial questions (10%)|
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|Required||Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.|
Basic Immunology: Functions and disorders of the immune system 4th Edn. Abbas, A. Lichtman, A. & Pillai S. Saunders, 2014
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