Last modified: 25 May 2018 11:16
|First Sub Session
|15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Course Aims: The aim of this course is to provide an in-depth understanding of selected aspects of Immunology as related to infection and disease. Main Learning Outcomes: * Understanding of the complex cellular and molecular processes underlying the innate and adaptive immune response to infection. * Understanding of how tolerance to non-infectious or self antigens can be broken to induce autoimmunity or allergy, and why failure of normal immune regulatory mechanisms can cause chronic inflammation. * An appreciation of how pathogens evade detection and elimination by the immune system and cause disease. * An understanding of the scientific process. Content: The course provides up-to-date knowledge and explanation of current key topics in immunology related to infection and disease. This will give students a good understanding of the processes underlying immunity and response to infection as well as the disease processes associated with loss of tolerance to non-infectious or self antigens, and loss of regulation. Subject specific research tutorials using primary literature will enhance knowledge and give students an appreciation of the scientific process and the ability to address this critically. Independent research will be required to complement the tutorials and for essay preparation.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written paper (70%) and in-course assessment consisting of one 2000 written research feature (30%). Resit: 1 three-hour written paper (75%) and previous continuous assessment (25%).
- Practice exam questions on MyAberdeen with feedback from tutor. - Problem-solving sessions with tutor.
- Essays will be marked with written comments. - Tutorial sessions will provide feedback on course content. - Comments will be provided on the mock exam questions. - Problem solving questions will be discussed during feedback sessions.