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IM4006: CURRENT RESEARCH IN IMMUNOLOGY (2020-2021)

Last modified: 22 Jul 2020 13:50


Course Overview

  • this course enables the students to extend their knowledge in basic Immunology to frontline research into specific mechanisms that focus on infectious agents and maintaining immunity;
  • module 1 enables understanding of how human pathogens can evade our immune system and the challenges of immunotherapeutic and vaccine development for these pathogens;
  • module 2 focuses on molecular mechanisms that shape the immune system and provide novel therapeutic targets for autoimmunity, cancer, transplantation and infection

Overall, this course provides the students with current knowledge in a variety of health and disease issues that are attractive to potential employers in academia and industry.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
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Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 4

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

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Are there a limited number of places available?

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Course Description

The content comprises two modules. In the first module, the immune response to disease, 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 will be considered. The second module explores how molecular events shape the immune response and immunotherapy. We will consider the molecular mechanisms that allow the immune system to respond to the many challenges in faces. This includes drawing our functional insights from recent studies that identity 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.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 8 - 12, 15, 17
  • 2 Seminars during University weeks 14, 16, 18
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 11 - 18

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

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Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
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Feedback

In-course assessments will provide written comments and feedback

Opportunity for whole-class feedback will be provided during exam information and problem-solving sessions

Learning Outcomes
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Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 70
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