• Offered by Biology Teaching and Learning Centre
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Classification Advanced
    Specialist
  • Course subject Biology
  • Areas of interest Health, Medicine and the Body
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Gunasegaran Karupiah
    • Gunasegaran Karupiah
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course BIOL3144
  • Offered in Second Semester 2015
    See Future Offerings

 

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:  

  • Immunotherapy
  • Autoimmunity
  • Transplantation
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Mucosal immunity
  • Lymphoproliferative diseases
  • Cytokines
  • 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.

Learning Outcomes

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

Other Information

The Biology Teaching and Learning Centre is located in Building 116. Alternatively you can email rsb.studentadmin@anu.edu.au to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Indicative Assessment

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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      Workload

      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.

      Specialisations

      Fees

      Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

      If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

      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.

      Units EFTSL
      6.00 0.12500
      Domestic fee paying students
      Year Fee
      2015 $3096
      International fee paying students
      Year Fee
      2015 $4146
      Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

      Offerings and Dates

      The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

      Second Semester

      Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
      1611 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person

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