- Code BIOL6144
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Biology Teaching and Learning Centre
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Biology
- Areas of interest Health, Medicine and the Body
The antigen-specific immune response will be considered in depth. The course will cover aspects of:
- Development and differentiation of B and T lymphocytes
- Antigen processing and presentation
- Lymphocyte activation and immune regulation.
Topics for further study will be selected from:
- Mucosal immunity
- Lymphoproliferative diseases
- Tumour immunology
- Viral immunology
Practical work will focus on immunology related to disease states involving 'research directions' seminars given by researchers at ANU, class discussions or tutorials, and literature research assignments.
Note: Graduate students attend joint classes with undergraduates but are assessed separately.
On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
1. Predict how the immune system will respond to disease, cancer or pathogens
2. Think strategically about developmental aspects of immunity and potential immunotherapies
3. Apply diagnostic reasoning to understanding disease states and their immunological cause
4. Interpret experimental data on research in immunology and evaluate research papers in terms of their contribution to the field
5. Read and summarise the literature critically and formulate hypotheses for further experimentation
Assessment will be based on:
• Quiz (15%; LO 1, 2, 3, 4)
• Assignment (20%; LO 1, 2, 3, 4)
• Essay (%20; LO 3, 4, 5)
• Final exam (45%; LO 1, 2, 3, 4)
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Two lectures and up to three hours of practical, seminar or tutorial work per week.
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the Biology Teaching and Learning Centre to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Band 2
- Unit value:
- 6 units
If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees. Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.
- Domestic fee paying students
- International fee paying students
Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery|
|7126||21 Jul 2014||08 Aug 2014||31 Aug 2014||30 Oct 2014||In Person|