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Course Overview

This course provides all of the basics regarding the immune system, including both the innate and adaptive immune system and how they are important in a range of different disease scenarios.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Frank Ward

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description


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

Learning outcomes

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

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 3 Science Laboratories during University week13
  • 1 Science Laboratory during University week13
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 9, 9 - 11, 12, 14, 16 - 17, 17
  • 2 Tutorials during University week15

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

50% Essay Type Report based on practical work

2x 25% Multiple Choice Question online test

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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