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Course Overview

This course aims to provide students with an understanding of how behaviours (e.g. smoking, diet, medication adherence, etc) can protect, promote, risk or damage health; the key drivers of (un)healthy behaviours; and techniques to change health behaviours.

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 MSc Immunology (Studied) or MSc Genetics (Studied) or MSc Microbiology (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • IM5001 Immunology: Back to Basics (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description


To provide all students with the knowledge required for more advanced teaching

Learning outcomes

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

· Basic anatomy and cells of the immune system

· Cellular functions of myeloid and lymphoid cell types

· Links between innate and adaptive immunity

· Immune effector mechanisms

· How immune regulation maintains homeostasis

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MRes Medical Mycology and Fungal Immunology
  • MSc Genetics
  • MSc Immunology
  • MSc Microbiology
  • Master Of Research In Medical Mycology For Clinicians

Contact Teaching Time

26 hours

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

Teaching Breakdown


Multiple Choice Exam (50%), Essay (50%).

Formative Assessment




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