SHUA11005U  Immunology and General Microbiology

Volume 2013/2014
Education
MSc Programme in Human Biology - compulsory
Content

The student shall acquire the knowledge needed to understand the molecular and structural background for the integrated functions of cells and tissues in immunological recognition and activation. Furthermore, students shall acquire knowledge and understanding of immunology in a medical and biotechnological context sufficient for him or her to recognize, understand and act on immunological issues when these occur throughout his or her career. Additionally, the student shall acquire an overview of microbiology (bacteriology, virology and parasitology).

Learning Outcome

At the end of the course, the student is able to discuss the:

  • Composition of the immune response, cells and organs
  • Composition and function of the innate immune response
  • Development of B and T cells
  • Tissue-specific immunity
  • Activation and regulation of the specific immune response
  • Autoimmunity and allergy
  • Tumour immunology
  • Manipulation of the immune response, including vaccination
  • The general composition of bacteria and the pathogenesis in selected bacterial conditions
  • The general composition of virus and the pathogenesis in selected viral conditions
  • The general composition of parasites and the pathogenesis in selected viral conditions
Lectures, case-based training, article revision and laboratory exercises.
This course and exam shall be past before the initiation of any 2nd semester courses
Credit
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Course participation
Oral examination, 20 minutes
Oral 20-minute exam with 20 minutes preparation time.
Exam registration requirements
Course attestation from the course in Immunology and General Microbiology based on approved participation in the training activities, including approved participation in the practical exercises.
Aid
Only certain aids allowed

All aids, except for external communication devices.

Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
External censorship
Exam period
Week 4, 2014
Criteria for exam assesment

To achieve the maximum grade of 12 the student shall be able to:

  • Discuss the anatomical, biochemical and physiological composition and development of the immune system
  • Discuss the immune system's function, non-stimulated (reposing) as well as stimulated (e.g. during an infection)
  • Discuss the immune system's role in health (e.g. vaccination principles) and disease (infectious immunology, autoimmunity etc.)
  • Discuss the lymphatic system's macroscopic and microscopic anatomy
  • Discuss antigen (immune) receptors' (BCR, TCR, MHC) composition and function and the development of their diversity
  • Discuss the establishment of innate and adaptive immune responses, including effector mechanisms and long-term immunological memory
  • Discuss unspecific and specific inflammation
  • Discuss pathogenesis in diseases caused by immune deficiencies and immune-mediated tissue damage (hypersensibility, autoimmunity etc.).
  • Discuss the use of immunological principles in the treatment and prevention of disease
  • Discuss the general composition of bacteria and the pathogenesis in selected bacterial conditions
  • Discuss the general composition of virus and the pathogenesis in selected viral conditions
  • Discuss the general composition of parasites and the pathogenesis in selected viral conditions
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 72
  • Class Instruction
  • 24
  • Preparation
  • 109
  • Exam
  • 1
  • Total
  • 206