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IM3502: APPLIED IMMUNOLOGY - HUMAN HEALTH (2022-2023)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:27


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 I.J. Crane
  • Professor Heather M. 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 including autoimmunity and hypersensitivity. Immune responses to pathogens (viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites) will be covered as will the involvement of the immune system in areas such as cancer biology and transplantation. Immunotherapy including vaccines and use of antibodies will be discussed.  Practical classes reinforce this knowledge as well as teaching immunological and generic laboratory techniques and a range of transferable skills.


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Science Laboratory during University week27
  • 3 Lectures during University weeks 26 - 30
  • 1 Practical during University weeks 26, 28
  • 1 Tutorial during University week29

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

1 Laboratory report. 1 poster presentation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
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Posters will be discussed with the students when they are presented.

Learning Outcomes
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Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 70
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Resubmission of failed elements

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 70
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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

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