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IM4307: HONOURS IMMUNOLOGY-OPTION 2 (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04


Course Overview

  • understanding the molecular mechanisms involved in our immunity will lead to vast treatment improvements for a range of diseases, especially in the areas of autoimmunity, cancer, transplantation and infection;
  • a deeper understanding of our immune system has already been exploited in so many ways – immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer and autoimmune disease, in kits that aid early diagnosis of disease, as prognostic markers of disease activity, in the development of novel vaccination strategies;
  • this course which focuses on recent advances in molecular Immunology will start you on the path to further, higher studies of the immune system

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Frank Ward

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.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

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.


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

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 14, 16, 18
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 14 - 18

More Information about Week Numbers


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Summative Assessments

Essay

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

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Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 70
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Formative Assessment

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Course Learning Outcomes

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