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Course Overview

A series of lectures, tutorials and a workshop delivered by currently research active staff. Topics concern cutting edge areas of immunology research and how these relate to the development of disease.

The course Workshop involves students delivering a poster presentation on a course-related topic, providing the opportunity for students to practice presentation skills before undertaking the Masters Research project later in the academic year.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Neil Young

Qualification Prerequisites


What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • One of MRes Medical Mycology and Fungal Immunology (Studied) or Master Of Science In Genetics And Human Nutrition (Studied) or MSc Immunology (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • IM5004 Hot Topics in Molecular and Cellular Immunology (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description


  1. to introduce students to a research driven teaching and learning environment that is intellectually stimulating and challenging
  2. to encourage the development of independent critical powers
  3. to encourage the development of personal and transferable skills to equip students for career situations either in a research environment or other working environment

Learning outcomes

 At the end of this course students should be familiar with the following:

· An appreciation of the cellular and molecular mechanisms currently at the forefront of research into immune processes in health and disease

· The ability to critically appraise the scientific research literature

· The acquisition of self-directed learning skills

· Be equipped with critical and analytical skills required for further studies in specialised areas of immunological or related research

· An ability to apply knowledge gained to the solution of practical and theoretical problems, and to communicate these effectively in group situations

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MSc Immunology

Contact Teaching Time

60 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Examination (70%), essay (30%).

Formative Assessment




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