• Offered by John Curtin School of Medical Research
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Biology
  • Areas of interest Medical Science
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Prof David Fulcher
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2016
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This course will focus on the molecular basis of the immune system. 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, and 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.

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
5. Read the literature critically to assimilate views on new findings

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will be based on:
  • Exam (55%; LO 1, 2, 3, 4)
  • Assignments, reports or seminars (25%; LO 1, 2, 3, 4)
  • Major essay or mid-semester exam (20%; LO 3, 4, 5)

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Workload

Two lectures and up to three hours of practical, seminar or tutorial work per week.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed BIOL2161, BIOL2142 and BIOL3141

Assumed Knowledge

Recommended Course
BIOL3141

Minors

Fees

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

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Student Contribution Band:
Band 3
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
2016 $3276
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4368
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
7459 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person

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