Last modified: 26 Feb 2018 19:25
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
The course investigates how the various mechanisms of innate and adaptive immunity interact to protect against human disease and how immune dysfunction may cause disease. Immune responses to pathogens (viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites): immuno-suppressive drugs, organ transplantation; immunobiology of cancer; immunological tolerance and autoimmunity; clinical immunology and immunodeficiency disorders are covered. Practical classes reinforce this knowledge as well as teaching immunological and generic laboratory techniques and a range of transferable skills.
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.
1st Attempt: 1 one and a half hour written examination (70%) and in-course assessment (30%). Continuous assessment comprises: 2 assignments (1 laboratory report and 1 poster presentation)
Resit: 1 one and a half hour written examination (60%) and previous continuous assessment (40%).
- Practice exam questions on MyAberdeen on which students can request feedback. - Tutorial on poster presentation provides feedback on work so far.
- Practical reports and essay will be marked with written comments. - Posters will be discussed with the students when they are presented.