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IM3502: APPLIED IMMUNOLOGY - HUMAN HEALTH (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

  • explores Immunology in the context of human disease, discussing the mechanisms the human immune system uses to protect against pathogens and also how its dysfunction may lead to problems such as autoimmune disease, allergy and cancer. Therapeutic approaches are considered;
  • prepares you for further study in Immunology and other aspects of medical science;
  • practical classes will give you the opportunity to investigate some of the topics considered in the lectures as well as reinforcing general laboratory skills;
  • you will gain wider transferrable skills of value to employers including report writing, presentation of a topic and team working

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Isabel Crane
  • Dr Heather Wilson

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

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. Practical classes reinforce this knowledge as well as teaching immunological and generic laboratory techniques and a range of transferable skills.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 3 Lectures during University weeks 25, 28 - 29
  • 4 Lectures during University weeks 26 - 27
  • 1 Practical during University weeks 25 - 27

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In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

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1 Laboratory report. 1 poster presentation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
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Practical reports and essay will be marked with written comments. - Posters will be discussed with the students when they are presented.

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Formative Assessment

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Resit Assessments

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Resubmission of failed elements

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
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Course Learning Outcomes

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