Immunology

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Credits

15

Module code

BS32009

Semester 2

This module will provide you with a broad understanding of key topics in immunology. This module will underpin more specialised areas of immunology that you will encounter in your Level 4 laboratory projects and in Semester 2 of Level 4. You will explore central concepts in the field of immunology and relate this to protection against infectious disease. The module will cover innate immune mechanisms that sense and eliminate pathogens, processing and presentation of antigenic material to drive immune responses, antibody-mediated protection, development and activation of B and T lymphocytes, lymphocyte function, mucosal immune defences, immunological memory and vaccination, immunity to viruses, immunodeficiency diseases, autoimmune diseases and immune hyperreactivity.