Last modified: 25 May 2018 11:16
|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 how the immune system acts to protect us at a molecular level, and how in the future we could manipulate it to generate novel immunotherapies. Main Learning Outcomes include understanding the molecular mechanisms that allow the immune system to respond to the many challenges it faces. These include drawing out functional insights from recent studies that identify novel signalling pathways and molecular interactions affecting disease susceptibility and resistance. It also covers recent progress on how early interactions with infection can shape and tailor immune responses.
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.
1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written paper (70%) and in-course assessment consisting of one 2000 word essay (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.