BIO06006 2008 MEDICAL IMMUNOLOGY

General Details

Full Title
MEDICAL IMMUNOLOGY
Transcript Title
MEDICAL IMMUNOLOGY
Code
BIO06006
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
BIO - Bio Tech/Eng/Chem
Department
ASCI - Applied Sciences
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2008 - Full Academic Year 2008-09
End Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
Author(s)
John Barrett Phd.
Programme Membership
SG_SSCIE_H08 201600 Bachelor of Science (Honours) SG_SSCIE_C06 201600 Higher Certificate in Science SG_SSCIE_H08 201700 Bachelor of Science (Honours) SG_SHUMA_H08 201700 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Human Nutrition SG_SHUMA_B07 201700 Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition SG_SSCIE_C06 201700 Higher Certificate in Science SG_BACCO_C06 201700 Higher Certificate in Business in Business in Accounting and Marketing SG_SHUMA_B07 201800 Bachelor of Science in Science in Human Nutrition
Description

The course introduces students to the immune system as an innate and adaptive defence system that recognizes invading pathogenic organisms and mounts a response to eliminate or neutralize foreign infectious agents. Students will be introduced to the molecules, the cells and organs, and the processes involved in host defence against infection. An overview of basic principles, concepts, and techniques used to assess immune status will be presented.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Be familiar with the human immune system, including both cell-mediated and humoral responses.

2.

Understand the distinction between the specific and non-specific response and how they function together.

3.

Understand the structure, function and types of antibodies.

4.

Be familiar with the different types of T cells, their response to antigens and relationship to B cells.

5.

Understand the causes and consequences of immune system dysfunction (including Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome).

6.
Be aware of current methodologies in the area of immunotherapy immunoassay and immunodiagnosis. 

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Theory:

1.      Introduction to the vertebrate immune system.

2.      Innate and acquired immune response.

3.      Antibodies: structure, types, functions. 

4.      Cytokines, lymphokines and chemokines.

5.      The inflammatory response.

6.      Immunoassay, immunodiagnosis &  immunotherapy. 

7.      Immunodeficiencies,  autoimmunity and  hypersensitivity.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous assessment of course work Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 30 % OnGoing 1,2
2 Continuous assessment of course work Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 30 % OnGoing 3,4
3 Continuous assessment of course work Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 40 % OnGoing 5,6

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Tiered Classroom Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

•1.      Goldsby RA, Kindt TK, Osborne BA and Kuby J (2003) Immunology, 5th Edition, W.H. Freeman and Company, New York, New York, ISBN 0-7167-4947-5.

•2.      Janeway CA, Travers P, Walport M, and Shlomchik M (2001) Immunobiology, 6th Edition, Garland Publishing, New York, New York, ISBN 0-8153-3642-X.

•3.      Delves P,  Martin S,  Burton D and Roitt I (2006) Roitt's Essential Immunology 11th edition, Blackwell publishing,  ISBN-10: 1405136030.

Other Resources

Journals:

Annual Reviews in Microbiology

Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews

Nature Reviews in Microbiology

Trends in Microbiology