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IM 3501

Course Co-ordinator: Dr I Crane and Dr H Wilson

Pre-requisite(s): BI 25M7

Co-requisite(s): None

Note(s): None

The course covers all aspects of innate and adaptive immunity: evolution of the immune system; differentiation of cells of the immune system and their functions and interactions; antibody structure and generation of diversity; complement and the innate immune response; cytokines and signalling events in cells of the immune system. Practical classes reinforce this knowledge as well as teaching immunological and generic laboratory techniques and a range of transferable skills.

3 one hour lectures or tutorials and 1 five hour practical class per week.

1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (60%) and in-course assessment (40%).
Continuous assessment comprises: 7 reports/exercises in different formats based on the practical classes.

Resit: 1 three hour written examination (60%) and previous continuous assessment (40%).