Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||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 (30%) consisting of a written essay style assignment.
Practice exam questions for Honours courses will be available via MyAberdeen. Whole-year exam information sessions will be delivered during the year. Problem-solving and data analysis sessions will be delivered during the year.
In-course assessments will provide written comments and feedback. Opportunity for whole-class feedback will be provided during exam information and problem-solving sessions.