BIO06006 2019 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
LIFE - Life Sciences
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
John Barrett Phd.
Programme Membership
SG_SBIOM_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science SG_SMEDI_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Medical Biotechnology
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

End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
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

Roitt's essential immunology

Peter J. Delves, Seamus J. Martin, Dennis R. Burton, Ivan M. Roitt.  Date 2017.

Publisher Wiley Blackwell 13th edition.

ISBN-13 9781118415771.

 

 

 

How the immune system works

Lauren Sompayrac. Date 2016.

Publisher Wiley Blackwell Chichester, West Sussex

Fifth edition.

ISBN-13 9781118997772.

 

 

Basic Immunology, 5th Edition

Functions and Disorders of the Immune System

Authors: Abul K. Abbas & Andrew H. H. Lichtman & Shiv Pillai
Date of Publication: 2015.

Other Resources

Journals:

Annual Reviews in Microbiology

Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews

Nature Reviews in Microbiology

Trends in Microbiology