PRINCIPLES OF IMMUNOLOGY II Syllabus

260.612.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 2nd Term | 4 Credit(s)
TTh 8:30:00 AM
  • Contact Information
    Faculty
    Alan Scott
  • Course Learning Objectives

    Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

    • Define the principles of autoimmunity and transplantation
    • Define the basis underlying primary and acquired immune deficiencies
    • Define the immune mechanisms employed to combat bacterial, viral and parasitic infections
    • Define the mechanisms that regulate allergy and hypersensitivity
    • Define the mechanisms for immunization
  • Course Description
    Introduces biological concepts of immunology; molecular nature of antigens; molecular basis for antibody and T-cell receptor structure and diversity; complement; hypersensitivity reactions; cellular basis for the immune response; cell-mediated immunity; adhesion molecules and coreceptors cell activation; cytokines and other soluble mediators; major histocompatibility complex (MHC) antigens; tumor immunology; transplantation immunobiology; mechanisms of resistance to microorganisms; tolerance; autoimmunity; and immuno-deficiency.
  • Methods of Assessment
    Student evaluation based on mid-term and final exams.
  • Prerequisites
    260.611
  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

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