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IM4006: CURRENT RESEARCH IN IMMUNOLOGY (2022-2023)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:21


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
Co-ordinators
  • Dr I.J. Crane
  • Professor Heather M. Wilson

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?

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Are there a limited number of places available?

No

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.


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 5 Lectures during University week8
  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 9 - 11, 15 - 17
  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 12 - 14
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 8, 13 - 14
  • 3 Tutorials during University week12

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Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Exam

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Learning Outcomes
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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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Formative Assessment

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Course Learning Outcomes

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